A film by
Johan von Mirbach

The cover-up of the german car industry


It is the biggest scandal in the history of German industry: For more than ten years, German automotive companies and suppliers lied to consumers and authorities worldwide by deliberately manipulating the emissions values of their diesel and gasoline vehicles. At VW alone, 11 million cars are affected.


From April 20, 2021, when the main trial begins, VW’s top management will have to answer for this in court. The former VW CEO Martin Winterkorn and four other VW managers will be tried in Braunschweig before the Economic Criminal Chamber.


The documentary film “#Dieselgate” accompanies the processing of the scandal. In 2015, everything came to light, but the clarification is still at the beginning.


WDR, 2021 – 85 min.


A Production by

a&o buero filmproduktion


Till Vielrose (BVK), Gerardo Milsztein, Christoph Valentien


Nico Schlegel (BFS)

Wolfram Burgtorf
Assistant Director

Laurentia Genske, Oliver Richardt




Rainer Bültert

Sound mix

Peter Schröder

A special thanks to

René Bender, Volker Votsmeier


Jutta Krug (WDR)