Germany. Dir. Philip Scheffner. 2012, 106 mins. DCP. In 1992, two Romanian men were shot dead in a field near the German-Polish border. According to official reports, they were victims of a hunting accident—mistaken by a pair of German hunters for wild boar. Twenty years later, filmmaker Scheffner carries out the painstaking investigation that never took place back then, seeking out witnesses, investigators, the police, and the dead men’s relatives, in an attempt to reassess the case through the lenses of history, regret, and remorse. His cinematic revision of the case leads to profoundly unsettling revelations about immigration and justice in Europe today.
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