The docu-drama tells the fateful encounter between America’s most famous icon Abraham Lincoln and the well-known actor John Wilkes Booth, who became his murderer.
Booth’s plan to kill the president was put together like a Shakespeare play. The film was produced for the National Geographic Channel US, and many European broadcasters, among them NDR and ARTE. “The Real Abraham Lincoln” aired in the United States on the night of Barack Obama’s first inauguration as US President and saw several prime time reruns, e.g. on the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth.