Documentary / 90min / 2020

Two years after exposing the Panama Papers, the investigative journalists at Germany’s Süddeutsche Zeitung are facing new challenges: the political murder of the Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galicia and a mysterious arms dealer linked to the Iranian nuclear missile programme. Then a secret video is leaked to them in the spring of 2019, uncovering a new scandal involving Austrian Vice Chancellor HC Strache. For the documentary film BEHIND THE HEADLINES, Germany's largest daily newspaper opens the door to its world-renowned investigative department for the first time, providing insight into work processes that are otherwise strictly confidential.


  • CPH:DOX 2021, F:act Awards Competition, Copenhagen

  • HotDocs Documentary Festival, Toronto

  • DokFest 2021, Munich

  • DocsAgainstGravity Filmfestival, Warsaw


Cinema Documentary

2020 / 90 Min / Germany, France, Malta, Israel, USA

Television: ZDF

Production: bauderfilm

Funding: Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg

                BKM Beauftrager der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien



Directed by Daniel Andreas Sager

Screenplay: Daniel A. Sager, Marc Bauder

Cinematographer: Daniel Sager, Börres Weiffenbach

Editor: Hannes Bruun

Sound Engeneer: Frank Schubert, Tim Kehle, Alexander Rubin

Music: John Gürtler, Hannah von Hübbenett

Producer: Bettina Morlock

Comissioning Editor: Burkhard Althoff

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