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Court, The (2013)

Marcus Vetter / Michele Gentile
court the 2013

Festival year: 2013

Insight into the busy life of Luis Moreno Ocampo, the first chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague. The filmmakers follow him during his preparations for the trial against Congolese rebel leader Thomas Lubanga, listen in when he is interviewed by journalists, join him for lunch with actress Angelina Jolie and accompany him on his visit to a Libyan minister, after the fall of colonel Gaddafi.


Luis Moreno Ocampo, the first chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, has authority to globally investigate war crimes. Filmmakers Michele Gentile and Marcus Vetter followed him for six years. They travelled with him to Libya when he issued arrest warrants against Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi. They also register the negotiations with a Palestinian delegation in The Hague about the possible recognition of a Palestinian state by the court, as a prerequisite for the prosecution of Israel and Hamas for war crimes committed during the Gaza War. Portrait of a passionate chief prosecutor, a newly-founded institute, and the sometimes incomprehensible world of politics and international administration of justice. Moreno Ocampo and his colleagues are determined to put their ideals into practice by encouraging fair procedures worldwide.


Germany, Switzerland 2013, 88 min.


Spoken language: English

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When & where?

  • Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 19:30

    Theater aan het Spui 2, The Hague

  • Monday, March 25, 2013 - 17:00

    Theater aan het Spui 2, The Hague

  • Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 14:30

    Filmhuis Den Haag zaal 1

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