False Confessions

Würdest du ein Verbrechen gestehen, das du nicht begangen hast? FALSE CONFESSIONS zeigt, wie einfach und gleichzeitig brutal es sein kann, Menschen an den Punkt zu bringen, an dem sie für die Justiz von Unschuldigen zu Tätern werden – mit verheerenden Folgen für sie selbst.


False Confessions

Would you confess to a crime you did not commit? Each year innumerable American suspects do, and experts say that trained interrogators can get anybody to confess to anything. Defense attorney Jane Fisher-Byrialsen is determined to put an end to interrogation techniques that all too often pressure innocent people into false confessions.

During the process of a police interrogation in the United States, it is common to use a complex psychological tactic to get suspects to confess to crimes. Over the years, behind closed doors, in rooms devoid of recording devices to document the process, trained interrogators have been monumentally successful at getting suspects to confess, often times without regard for whether or not the suspect is actually guilty of the offense charged.

This institutionalized injustice has inspired defense attorney Jane Fisher-Byrialsen to raise awareness of the manipulative and coercive interrogation techniques that are regularly employed by law enforcement agencies across the country.

Regie: Katrine Philp
Producerin: Katrine Sahlstrøm (Good Company Pictures)
Kamera: Adam Morris Philp (DFF), Talib Rasmussen (DFF)
Schnitt: Rasmus Stensgaard Madsen, Signe Rebekka Kaufmann
Ton: Mike Presta
Co-Produzenten: Reinhardt Beetz und Paul Wiederhold (Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion)
Executive Producer: Eric Friedler (NDR), Boris Benjamin Bertram, Kaspar Astrup Schröder, Jason Flom (TBC)
Produktionsleitung (NDR): Daniel Buresch
Assistant Producers: Signe Skov Thomsen, Maria Helga Stürup
Beratung Producer: Julie Goldman, Christopher Clements
Beratung Redaktion: Mary Manhardt, Adam Nielsen
Musik: Jonas Colstrup (Komposition) mit Josefine Opsahl (Chello) und Katrine Grarup Elbo (Violine)
Sound Design: Peter Albrechtsen
Ton Bearbeitung: Jacques Pedersen, Lars Halvorsen
Farbkorrektur: Kaj Ivanovic
Drone: Demian Neufeld (DRKHRSE)
Grafik Design: Torsten Høgh Rasmussen
Postproduktion: EditHouse, Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion
Leiter Postproduktion: Jakob Schaumburg

DFI Entwicklung:
Tv2 (Denmark)
Dansk Skuespillerforbund
DFI Produktion
Tv2 Produktion $187,408
Miller/Packan foundation $9,400
YesDocu $2,000
NRK $5,991
VGTV $1,500
NDR/ARD (in Verhandlung) $98,038
Good Cpompany Pictures $34,538
Finanzierunglücke $40.000
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Kooperation

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Förderer

Danish Film Institute