Rosen Fuer Den Staatsanwalt (1960)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Release Date - Sep 24, 1959 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - West Germany  |  
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A man finds his peaceful existence thrown into turmoil when he recognizes the town's public prosecutor as the former Nazi who almost had him killed for stealing two chocolate bars in a concentration camp in this drama. Strangely the former inmate feels no hostility, nor holds a grudge against the man; instead he wants to put the whole nightmare behind him. Unfortunately, the attorney recognizes him too and is afraid that the man will expose him so he uses his power to try to get the man thrown out of town. As none of the other townsfolk will help him, the man steals some chocolate from a store so he will have to be brought to trial. Sure enough his theft causes the prosecutor to fly into a blind rage during the trial. He then leaves the courtroom and the man is at last free.

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atrocity, chocolate, citizen, concentration-camp, courtroom, execution, Germany, good-vs-evil, haunted, lawyer, Nazism, past, POW/MIA, prosecutor, rage, shop, townspeople, trial [courtroom], war, war-atrocities, window