Council of the Gods

Original title: (Der Rat der Götter)
GDR, 1950, 111 min, b&w
In German; English subtitles

The chemist Dr. Hans Scholz lives through a tortuous political transformation and maturation process. Eventually, he adopts political neutrality and closes his eyes to the fact that the poison being produced in his factory is being used in the extermination camps. Standing before the judges at the Nuremberg trials, he must face the fact that he is implicated in the deaths of millions in the gas chambers of the concentration camps.

The film is based on the records of the Nuremberg trial of the chemical giant IG Farben and on the 1947 book I.G. Farben by American author Richard Sasuly. It tells a powerful story about the collaboration between international corporations and Nazi scientists, whose research contributed to the death of millions.

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Council of the Gods

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