The Fourth State

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Release Date: March 8, 2012

On DVD/VOD: August 6, 2013

1h 55m | Thriller

German tabloid journalist Paul Jensen (Moritz Bleibtreu) moves to Moscow to work on his father's friend's magazine. He witnesses the assassination of a famous TV journalist who had openly expressed his views on the government on his TV show.

Paul meets up with journalist Katja (Kasia Smutniak) who wants to write an article about the deceased journalist. Paul's editor doesn't want the article published, so Paul gets another editor to rewrite it and publishes it in the tabloid.

Soon after, when a backpack that Paul carried for Katja explodes in the subway, Paul is charged with terrorism.

Director: Dennis Gansel
Studio: TVA Films
Producer(s): Nico Hofmann, Nina Maag, Thomas Friedl
Cast: Moritz Bleibtreu, Kasia Smutniak, Max Riemelt, Rade Serbedzija, Mark Ivanir, Isabella Vinet
Writer(s): Dennis Gansel, Florian Schumacher

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