In THE COLLINI CASE young attorney lawyer Caspar Leinen (Elyas M’Barek) is assigned his first major case when appointed by the court as a defence counsel to 70-year-old German-Italian Fabrizio Collini (Franco Nero). Quiet and unassuming Collini is accused of killing the respected industrial magnate Hans Meyer (Manfred Zapatka), seemingly without motive.
For Caspar, there is much more at stake than his first big case as a defence lawyer. The victim was not only the grandfather of his childhood sweetheart Johanna (Alexandra Maria Lara) but also a mentor and father figure to him in his youth. It becomes clear that although getting Collini a not-guilty verdict would propel his career there would be damage to his personal relationships. Casper delves deeper into the high-profile case, unravelling the secret troubled past of the family he thought he knew so well.
Based on the international best-seller by Ferdinand von Schirach, THE COLLINI CASE is a slick and thrilling courtroom drama inspired by one of the biggest legal scandals in German history.