Essentially a courtroom drama, JUDGMENT IN BERLIN is the true story of the 1978 hijacking of a Polish airliner and the controversial trial of two East Germans who sought to escape to the West. Martens is a West German contractor who works on both sides of the Iron Curtain and has fallen
in love with East Berliner Speidel. He plans an escape for Speidel, her young daughter, and Hoenig, a friend whose children live in West Germany. The scheme calls for the East Berliners to meet Martens in Gdansk, Poland, where he will give them false documents they can use to make their way to the
West. However, the police pick up Martens, and Speidel and Hoenig are forced to come u...