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Milosevic on Trial

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In February 2002 in The Hague, there began the biggest war crimes tribunal since the Nuremberg trials. Indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the dictator Slobodan Milosevic was charged with 66 counts covering war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide committed during the wars in Kosovo, Croatia and Bosnia. Milosevic refused to recognize the legality of the Tribunal and defended himself. Arrogant towards the court, impassive and indifferent during the harrowing indictments, he denied having ordered the killings of which he was accused and claimed he acted in accordance with the will of his people. Throughout this mammoth operation and with exclusive access to the trial, filmmaker Michael Christoffersen followed the players as the trial unfolded. Recording strategies, obstacles, conflicts and victories, this is the only documentary to tell the true story of a trial in which a judgment was never rendered.

2007, 68 min 21 s