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A sense of justice turned obsession leaves its mark on the face of German prosecutor Fritz Bauer, whose stubbornness and insecurities emerge through Burghart Klaussner’s performance. Going after Nazi officers like Adolf Eichmann, who fled Germany after the war, means finding many enemies even in the darkest corners of German institutions in the 1950s, especially if your homosexuality is frowned upon by others. This is one of the reasons Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer received the Prix du Public UBS in 2015: history cannot be detached from the human side of its key players.