The Court

Original Release: March 2012
Directed by: Michele Gentile, Marcus Vetter
Produced by: Anne Walser, Marcus Vetter, Albert Kitzler
Running Time: 86 minutes

Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the first prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, is mandated to investigate war crimes around the world. He and his colleagues are fiercely determined to break the cycle of retaliation and intra-state revenge and to replace him with legal sanctions.

The documentary "The Court" is told from the point of view of the prosecutor's office. Following the style of a court, the film is directed by Michele Gentile and Marcus Vetter who have followed the steps of the prosecutor during an extraordinarily complex legal process that appears in the film. The filmmakers accompanied the prosecutor for six years, traveling with him to Libya and registering negotiations. The film is intended to portray a chief prosecutor in love with what he does and a newly founded institution in the world, as well as that Moreno Ocampo and his colleagues are determined to put their ideals into practice, encouraging fair procedures around the world .

The film also features UNHCR actress, director and special envoy Angelina Jolie, who, along with Ben Ferencz, the former promoter of the Nuremberg trials, was traveling to the final hearing of the trial of Congolese General Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, with the intention of convincing the international community that the recruitment of child soldiers is a crime against humanity.

Produced in Bukera Pictures in 2012, the documentary is about 86 minutes long and has its release date was August 2013. Despite this, the film will have its first screening at the 18th edition of the Turkey-Germany CINEMA Festival in Nuremberg 2012, which began on March 14.


Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Angelina Jolie, Ben Ferencz, Fatou Bensouda, Sir Adrian Fulford, Joana Frivet, Nicole Samson, Manoj Sachdeva , Olivia Struyven, Islam Shalabi, Jennifer Schense, Florence Olara, Nicola Fletcher, Vincent Bakker, Sofia Velasco, Firas Yass, Francisco Ocampo, Fabio Rossi, Klaus Rackwitz

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