An attorney defends her father against accusations that he has committed inhumane Nazi war crimes. If she loses, her father faces deportation. As the case progresses, she must struggle to remain objective in the courtroom and come to terms with the possibility that her father is guilty. Lange's portrayal of an ethnic character is highly convincing.
This is a 3-bone, even a 4-bone thriller. The film hides its hand so close to the vest that when the truth becomes known, it knocks the viewer's proverbial socks off. Combined with a superb cast and a script firmly planted in moral outrage, there's not a better film about hunting for war criminals.