Labyrinth of Lies ((PG) ***** – By Shirl Hollenberg

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Web of Deceit!

IMG_0893Never forget. Haunting are these words for Holocaust survivors. Sure to stir up hidden emotions of a dark time in history is Labyrinth of Lies. Presented by Sony Pictures Classics this drama is Germany’s entry for best foreign film at the Oscars this year. Brave performances abound in this outstanding movie which is must see entertainment at select Cineplex Odeon Theatres around B.C.
How surprising it is that in This day and age many people have no idea about the horrors committed at Auschwitz. Certain candidates for ever the liberals or NDP had to quit over lack of knowledge in this fateful event. German citizens are not immune from not knowing or forgetting the past. When a cover-up of vast proportions surfaces in modern Germany its up to a brave minor level prosecutor to go back In Time to probe the legacy of conveniently hiding the truth. Results of this probe will shock audiences to the core.
Upstart legal sleuth Johann Radmann is a man on a mission. Behind those Aryan good looks lanky blonde blue-eyes hunk Alexander Fehling winds up with more than he bargained for when he immerses himself in his country’s troubled past. Any ability to expose current free men and women who were once SS members at Auschwitz are met with constant denials and coved-ups. How high the protection goes and how deep the fudging of wrong-doing reaches makes Labyrinth of Lies a riveting thriller from start to finish.
Blessed with a stellar cast this compelling tale features many twists and turns and will keep you on the edge of your seats. Get your Oscar bets in Early as this Giulio Riaccelli lensed drama rocks from start to finish.