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The White Rose (1982)
"Die weiße Rose" (original title)

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During the Second World War, a small group of students at Munich University begin to question the decesions and sanity of Germany's Nazi government. The students form a resistance cell ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lena Stolze ...
Wulf Kessler ...
Oliver Siebert ...
Werner Stocker ...
Martin Benrath ...
Prof. Kurt Huber
Anja Kruse ...
Ulf-Jürgen Wagner ...
Mechthild Reinders ...
Peter Kortenbach ...
Falk Harnack
Gerhard Friedrich ...
Sabine Kretzschmar ...
Heinz Simon Keller ...
Werner Scholl (as Heinz Keller)
Susanne Seuffert ...
Inge Scholl
Christine Schwarz ...
Elisabeth Scholl


During the Second World War, a small group of students at Munich University begin to question the decesions and sanity of Germany's Nazi government. The students form a resistance cell which they name the "White Rose" after a newsletter that is secretly distributed to the student body. At first small in numbers and fearful of discovery, the White Rose begins to gain massive support after a Nazi Gauleiter nearly incites a student riot after a provokative speech. At this point, the matter is taken over by the German Gestapo, who pledge to hunt down and destroy the members of the White Rose. Written by Anthony Hughes <>

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Release Date:

24 September 1982 (West Germany)  »

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A Rosa Branca  »

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Jörg Hube (Oberregierungsrat) would later play Robert Scholl in Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005), another Sophie Scholl biopic. See more »


Gauleiter Giesler: You women, when you graduate, leave the university to the men! Your degree, presenting to the fuherer each year a healthy son.
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References Wunschkonzert (1940) See more »

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23 July 2000 | by (Another Land) – See all my reviews

This was a great film about brave students in Nazi Germany who risk their lives and start a student rebellion. Many people do not realize that there was a resistance movement in Germany. This film reminds us that not all Germans loved hitler and the nazis. Sophie and Hans Scholl were two brave persons!

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