For the first time in the 50-year history of the World Economic Forum, an independent camera crew was able to shoot behind the scenes of the huge event. In times of unfettered populism and growing mistrust towards the elite, we follow Klaus Schwab, the 81-year-old founder of the controversial World Economic Forum, over the course of one year.
Obsessed young lovers, obscene murders, a sensational trial, and a shocking miscarriage of justice. Convicted of brutally murdering his girlfriend’s parents, Jens Soering has been in prison for over 30 years. Highly cinematic in the way of The Staircase, as suspenseful as Serial, and as confounding as Making of a Murderer, KILLING FOR LOVE delivers a powerful story that is indeed, stranger than fiction.
The Khatib family lives in the West Bank, in a refugee camp called Jenin. A year ago the Palestinian Ismael Khatib lost his 12-year-old son Ahmed. Ahmed was shot by an Israeli soldier while he was playing “Arabs and Jews” with two friends. The soldier took his toy gun for a real weapon and killed him. Despite his grief, Ismael decided within hours to donate his son’s organs to save the lives of four Israeli children.
The film begins as a love story between Cahit Cubuk, a poor, handsome Turk, and a young, naive woman from Stuttgart are falling in love with each other. Six months into her pregnancy she grudgingly accepts that he goes back to Turkey for what she believes is a short vacation – a vacation with his Turkish wife and daughters. He never returns. In spring their son Attila Marcus is born. Thirty-eight years later Marcus travels to a remote village in Turkey to meet his father.