Year: 2002
USA: Kino International
UK: Pathe
Cast: Ulrich Tukur, Mathieu Kassovitz, Ulrich Muhe, Michel Duchaussoy, Ion Caramitru, Marcel Iures, Friedrich Von Thun, Antje Schmidt, Hanns Zischler, Sebastian Koch, Erich Hallhuber, Burkhard Heyl, Angus MacInnes, Bernd Fischerauer, Pierre Franckh
Director: Costa-Gavras
Countries: France / Romania / Germany
Language: English / French
USA: 132 mins
UK: 130 mins
UK Certificate: PG contains mild language and wartime horror
USA Release Date: 31 January 2003 (Limited Release - California)
USA Release Date: 24 January 2003 (Limited Release - New York)
UK Release Date: 12 July 2002


Newly commissioned SS Lieutenant and respected civilian chemist, Kurt Gerstein, discovers that the Zyklon B pellets he has developed to disinfect soldiers' drinking water are being used to gas interred Jews by the thousands. Recruited to help streamline the death camp process by a team of SS officers, Gerstein secretly approaches the Swedish Consulate, the German Protestant community and finally Vatican representatives in the hopes of exposing this unspeakable crime. The only one who listens is Father Ricardo, a young Jesuit priest with deep family connections at the Vatican. Ricardo promises Gerstein he will alert the Pope to the Jewish genocide in hopes that the pontiff will reveal and denounce the Final Solution to the Christian world...