Political assassinations run like a red thread through world history. Even in recent years many politically motivated murders made a significant impact on our lives. This documentaries takes an in-depth look at twenty of the most monstrous killings. They offer the viewer keys to understand these murders. A critical glance is put on every case to understand : who are the accused persons ? Are they really guilty? Who were the victims? Why these murders? What are the circumstances of the killings? What was at stake behind these disappearances? The viewer will dive into the heart of inquiries very often exceeding the scope of a murderer, and echoing complex geopolitical conflicts and ambivalent relations of power. The stories behind the disappearances of significant political leaders will no doubt assist in gaining a better understanding of the convulsions of our Modern Times.