Two years after exposing the Panama Papers, journalists at Germany’s largest daily newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung are probing a new slate of equally alarming cases. For the first time in its history, cameras are allowed into its world-renowned investigative unit to share the perilous work its reporters undertake in pursuit of truth.
When they receive a secret video involving Austria’s Vice-Chancellor, tense verité reveals the painstaking legalities and unflinching nerve required to break yet another history-changing story. Behind the News is a grippingly personal look at the complex forces exerted on democracy’s fourth estate.
Written words being the core and theme of the movie, design studio Serious Play decided to use the original articles set in Akzidenz-Grotesk as a backdrop for the two protagonists faces, overlaid by the film title set in Rainerby Philipp Neumeyer. The credits in the top left corner are set in Antwerp.