The Fourth State

Genre:  Thriller
Running Time:  115 min.
Release Date: March 8, 2012 - March 8, 2013
DVD: August 6, 2013

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Cast: Moritz Bleibtreu, Kasia Smutniak, Max Riemelt, Rade Serbedzija, Mark Ivanir, Isabella Vinet


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, Thomas Friedl, Nina Maag
Screenplay: Dennis Gansel, Florian Schumacher

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