The Prosecutor, The Defender, The Father, and His Son (2015)


Two ambitious lawyers face off in the tense Hague trial of a commander accused of committing war crimes in the Bosnian War. Inspired by true events.

Also known as False Witness (working title).


The Hague, The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia: Two ambitious lawyers face each other in the trial of Milorad Krstic, who’s accused of committing war crimes as a commander in the Bosnian war. The defender, Mikhail Finn, has managed to refute all the accusations against his client. Convinced of Krstic’s guilt, Catherine Lagrange, the prosecutor, summons a young man with incriminating evidence against Krstic. He claims to have been abandoned by his parents as a child and to have been one of Krstic’s soldiers. Defender Finn starts to investigate in order to verify the witness’ testimony – and soon encounters the young man’s family. Inspired by a true story.


  • Romane Bohringer … Prosecutor Catherine Lagrange.
  • Samuel Fröler … Defender Michael Finn.
  • Izudin Bajrovic … Deyan’s Father.
  • Ovanes Torosian … Deyan – Miro.
  • Nermina Lukac … Jasna.
  • Krassimir Dokov … Milorad Krstic.
  • Igor Skvarica … The ICTY Interpreter.
  • Labina Mitevska … Deyan’s Mother.
  • Krijn ter Braak … Judge.
  • Sanne Vogel … Finn’s assistant Marijn.
  • Frank Lammers … Dutch ex-peacekeeper.
  • Marcel Faber … Journalist in Restaurant.
  • Adnan Omerovic … Young Man Witness.
  • Enver Hasic … Man Witness.
  • Nikolina Baskarat … Woman Witness.
  • Alexandr Triffonov … Assistant Prosecutor.
  • Mirja Turestedt … PR Woman of Tribunal.
  • Betty Schuurman … TV Hostess.
  • Lisa Romee … Judge Mey.
  • Richard Sseruwagi … Third judge.
  • Suzanna Santrac … Inetrpreter.
  • Patrik Karlson … British journalist in court.
  • Miodrag Stojanovic … Old journalist.
  • Erwin Bozzolini … Civilian Guard 1.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s):
    • Iglika Triffonova.
  • Producer(s):
    • Bernadette Bout … line producer.
    • Marijn de Vries … producer.
    • Petra Goedings … co-producer.
    • Ulf Synnerholm … co-producer.
    • Rossitsa Valkanova … producer.
  • Writer(s):
    • Iglika Triffonova.
  • Music:
  • Cinematography:
    • Rali Raltschev.
  • Editor(s):
    • Toma Waszarow.
  • Production:
    • Klas Film.
    • Filmlance International AB.
    • Phanta Film.
  • Distributor(s):
    • Barnsteiner-Film (2016) (Germany) (theatrical).
  • Release Date: 19 November 2015 (Black Nights – Tallinn International Film Festival, Estonia).
  • Rating: 15.
  • Running Time: 97 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English, European Spanish, French, Polish, and Portuguese (subtitles).

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