The Lies of the Victors

Synopsis: Through a complex and rewarding game of connect-the-dots, the film explores that gray area where investigative journalism meets the murky world of political lobbyists who are seeking the dominance of big business over government policy.
Genre: Thriller
112 min


... Combat value upgrade.


Of course l'm still interested.

Send it to the editorial office clo me.

l'll get it.

Yes, that'll be fine.

Than you, Ms. Dietrich.

Mr. Reimann, Fabian Groys speaing.


l wanted to as if it would be fine

if l still came bytoday?

... that peace in Afghanistan

will only have a chance if the Afghanis...

Did l miss anmhing?

- Don't you wish!

Where are we?

- Twenty-two.

The strategy previously laid out

in this dossier is a viable option

for reaching the necessary

civilian consolidation.

Jochen Klett, the Klner Stadtanzeiger.

What about the fine print?

You listed small arms as one-time supply,

e.g. for use in law enforcement,

yet l see the exact same sum next year.

ls this the notorious shortage?

That can be found

in the summarized statistics.

Sure, blame it on the Sumerians.

That's not what l meant.

l cannot answer that question at present.

Monia Karen, Berliner Zeitung.

Could you comment on the problems

with the heavily armored vehicles?

What problems?

Allegedlyyou had

to leave behind brand new vehicles.

Where did you get that idea?

l'm not aware of that.

l find that a bit surprising...

And my cell is off.

- And the battery?

Can't tae it out.

- Ah, that's right.

l'm glad that you came.

Don't be glad too soon.

O, what does that mean?

The file has resurfaced.

- With evidence of the slush fund?

The moneythat could heal the sic?

Yes, you could say so.

That's it.

That's the story.

Any more in it for me?

- First l'd have to see something.

When could you bring it?

ln two days.

Same time, same place?


Here, loo.

- Thans.


Nothing else today?

Good morning.

What? Right now?

- Good morning.


Good morning.

Did you meet the joer?


- Well?

l'm getting close.

Who is it?

- l still won't tell you.

Have you spoen about money?

- He's dreaming of a sailboat.

Seriously, what does he want?

As usual. He was sipped over

and now he has his doubts.

What about the veterans?

- Nothing yet. - What?

l can't just contact a returnee.

Word will get around.

But l'm woring on it, of course.

Listen, Fabian, l don't now if you

heard, but we have a new trainee.

l promised her that...

Fabian, she is good.

- No.

We'll be doing Hamburg a favor.

Wait a second.

lt's Hubach.

Can you come to my office? Thans.

You loo lie you're 57.

Listen, we'll need something soon.

l now.

- Otherwise, let it sit for a while.

lf the story's legit, it'll hold.

- One more wee.

Nadja is interning

at the editorial office,

and you're on the agenda.

May l introduce you? Fabian. Nadja.

My pleasure.

l usually wor alone.

l see that.

- You can do a clean-up job.

l lied your Afghanistan diary.

Wasiristan. Than you.

You're only as good as your last story.

Here. l find this quite interesting.

See what happened there.

Out in Gelsenirchen.

This here?


How long do l have?

- Sooner the better.

Mr. Nailly.

You now that this law

is very important to us.

lt's strategically important to Germany.

We are quite concerned that...

- Mr. Nailly, we have not yet ordered.

Are you not hungry at all?

- Yes, of course l am...

Excuse me.

Could we do it again?

l thin it would be better...

- Yes, what now?

Don't blurt it straight out.

ls the waiter ours?

Not yet.

Mr. Nailly, if you could ensure

that the Minister sits here, next to you,

and not in this confrontational position.

Yes, so... l'm just here with you.

Yes, on my good side.

Let's start over again.

Wal bac in with renewed energy, O?

This is a little too much.

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Ulrich Peltzer

Ulrich Peltzer (born December 9, 1956 in Krefeld) is a German novelist. more…

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