Luis Moreno Ocampo, Angelina Jolie, and Ben Ferencz, former prosecutor from the Nuremberg trials, travel to the trial of the Congolese general, Thomas Lubanga Dyilo.
Synopsis (cited from publisher)
Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the first prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, has a mandate to investigate war crimes throughout the world. He and his colleagues are fiercely determined to break the cycle of intrastate retaliation and revenge and replace it with legal sanctions. The movie “The Court” is told from the point of view of the office of the prosecutor. In the style of a courtroom thriller Michele Gentile and Marcus Vetter (The Tunnel, The Heart of Jenin) follow Ocampo during an inordinately complex juridical process which is given a face during the course of the film. And when Angelina Jolie together with 93 year old Ben Ferencz, former prosecutor from the Nuremberg trials, are travelling to the final hearing in the trial of the Congolese general, Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, to help persuading the world community that recruiting child soldiers is a crime against humanity, the message is heard by millions of people all around the world.