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ZDFE Co-Produces New Post-WW II History Doc


ZDF Enterprises and Februar Film have collaborated on Lawless, a history documentary that chronicles the horrific brutality and crimes committed in Germany during 1945-1949, following the end of World War II.

Filming has completed on the new documentary, which was produced for ZDFinfo and ZDF.History. In the doc, experts such as the American historian and author Scott Krause and Russian historian and human rights activist Nikita Petro, along with criminal investigators take a look at some of the most notorious criminal cases of the post-war era, in both West and East Germany.

Ralf Rueckauer, VP of ZDFE.unscripted, said: “Historical documents, archive footage, interviews with witnesses, new material filmed at crime locations and reenactments combine to make Lawless a documentary that audiences will find compelling and emotional.”

Lawless, available from ZDF Enterprises as a two-part series or a one-off special, is currently in post-production and will deliver in spring 2021.

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