Documentary, 45 minutes
Directors: Carsten Binsack, Maik Gizinski, Stephan Lamby, Britta Reuter
Volkswagen is in the midst of one of Germany’s largest ever industrial scandals. The financial costs are enormous, the concern’s image tarnished beyond belief. Many VW top managers are now subject to investigation, financial penalties in the billions are in the offing, huge recalls can be expected. How did VW get here? The documentary reveals how an exaggerated climate of fear and determination came to prevail throughout VW management – prompting the firm’s engineers to install illegal emissions-cheating software in millions of cars.
NDR, November 2015.