Hinter den Schlagzeilen

a film by Daniel Sager. In German with English subtitles.

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Two years after expo­sing the Panama Papers, jour­na­lists at Germany’s lar­gest dai­ly news­pa­per Süddeutsche Zeitung are pro­bing a new sla­te of equal­ly alar­ming cases. For the first time in its histo­ry, came­ras are allo­wed into its world-renow­ned inves­ti­ga­ti­ve unit to share the peri­lous work its repor­ters under­ta­ke in pur­su­it of truth.

The poli­ti­cal ass­as­si­na­ti­on of Maltese jour­na­list Daphne Caruana Galizia is per­so­nal, as she was both an inte­gral col­le­ague in their Panama Paper expo­sé and a clo­se fri­end. Inquiries into the car bomb that kil­led her direct­ly impli­ca­te Maltese govern­ment offi­ci­als, for­cing some jour­na­lists to face the very real risk of their work for the first time.

When they recei­ve a secret video invol­ving Austria’s Vice-Chancellor, ten­se veri­té reve­als the pains­ta­king lega­li­ties and unflin­ching ner­ve requi­red to break yet ano­ther histo­ry-chan­ging sto­ry. Behind the Headlines is a grip­pin­gly per­so­nal look at the com­plex forces exer­ted on demo­cra­cy’s fourth estate.


DE 2021, 90 Min.
Regie: Daniel Sager
Kamera: Börres Weiffenbach, Daniel Sager, Anne Misselwitz, Frank Marten Pfeiffer
Schnitt: Hannes Bruun

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