Film Preview: The People vs. Fritz Bauer (2016)

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(August 14, 2016) Original

Release Date:

August 19, 2016


From IMDb: “The story of the man who brought high-ranking German Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann to justice.”

Poster Rating: D / C- / C / D+ / C-

Review: (#1) The fractured glass motif has been done to death and it requires a new burst of creativity to make it work. This isn’t it. (#2) A touch of the Hitchcock style to this poster, but a light and boring touch. (#3) This isn’t an ideal design, but it strives for creativity without fully achieving it. Kudos for the uncommon background coloring.

(#4) The German flag combined with the Nazi banner doesn’t precisely convey the dichotomy between the two states, nor does the central figure being caught between the two. Were it a bit more daring creatively, it might have worked. (#5) Nothing new or interesting to see here.

Trailer Rating: C+

Review: The trailer presents a fairly formulaic post-Holocaust anti-Nazi justice drama about a Jewish man trying to locate the remaining war criminals. There are some elements to the story that seem fresh, making it modestly appealing, but not enough of them to avoid a feeling of fatigue.

Oscar Prospects:

With its performance at the German “Oscars,” the film could at least be a Best Foreign Language Film contender. How strong a contender depends on its competition.

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