Music Box is a 1989 film that tells the story of a Hungarian-American immigrant who is accused of having been a war criminal. His daughter, an attorney, tries to defend him.
The movie was written by Joe Eszterhas (F.I.S.T., Basic Instinct, Betrayed) and directed by Costa-Gavras. It stars Jessica Lange, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Frederic Forrest, Donald Moffat Michael Rooker and Lukas Haas.
Wikipedia on Joe Eszterhas and his Hollywood Animal image: LINK
Constantinos Gavras (born February 13, 1933, Loutra Iraias, Greece), better known as (Constantin) Costa-Gavras (and other variants), is a Greek-French filmmaker best known for films with overt political themes, most famously the dark, fast-paced thriller, Z (1969). Most of his movies were made in French and released with English subtitles; starting with Missing (1982), several were made in English.
Wikipedia on Costa-Gavras: LINK
Featurette – filming the trial
Interview with Armin Mueller-Stahl
Interview with Jessica Lange
Profile: Taking Risks – Costa-Gavras & Irvin Winkler