Traces (2019)

  • 1h 30m
  • Aysun Bademsoy
  • engelske undertekster

En serie af racistiske drab på indvandrere har rystet Tyskland, men da dommene endelig falder, tager de efterladte ordet i protest.

Over en periode på syv år dræbte en tysk ny-nazistisk gruppe ni indvandrere, inden gruppen i 2007 blev fældet, og to af dens tre medlemmer begik selvmord. Serien af drab spredte rædsel i Tyskland. Men den alt for langsomme opklaring, retssagen og mediernes dækning (‘döner-drabene’) blev symbolsk for de efterladtes oplevelse af at møde systemets ligegyldighed og mulige racisme. Aysun Bademsoy, der selv har tyrkisk baggrund, rejser rundt og besøger hvert gerningssted for at tale med familier og venner til de myrdede mænd. Vi er langt fra sensationalistisk ‘true crime’ i ‘Traces’, som grundigt og med værdighed giver sagen nyt liv.

A series of racist murders on immigrants has terrified Germany, but the relatives of the victims speak out in protest when the perpetrators are sentenced.

Over a period of seven years, a group of German neo-Nazis killed nine immigrants, before they were caught in 2007 and three of its members committed suicide. The killing spree terrified Germany. But the far-too-slow investigation, the trial and the media coverage (‘the döner killings’) were emblematic for experience of the victims’ relatives with the system’s indifference and potential racism. Aysun Bademsoy, who herself has a Turkish background, travels around Germany and visits every crime scene in order to talk to the families and friends of the murdered men. We are far from sensationalist true crime in ‘Traces’, which in a thorough and dignified way breathes new life into the case.

Director

Aysun Bademsoy

Producer

Heino Deckert

Subtitle(s)

English