Verlorenes Leben (1976)

Director
Ottokar Runze

Main cast
Gerhard Olschewski; Marius Müller-Westernhagen; Gert Haucke; Richard Beek; Stefan Behrens

Genres
Drama

Description
In this docudrama, police in the countryside near Berlin attempt to trick a confession out of a Polish guest worker for the 1927 murder of an eight-year-old girl.


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