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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 ...
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Werner Stocker ...
Martin Benrath ...
Prof. Kurt Huber
Anja Kruse ...
Ulf-Jürgen Wagner ...
Fritz
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
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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 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 <husnock31@hotmail.com>

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24 September 1982 (West Germany)  »

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The meaning and relevance of this film's title "The White Rose", is, as according to book 'Picture this! - a guide to over 300 environmentally, socially, and politically relevant films and videos ' by Sky Hiatt, the name of "an underground, anti-fascist newspaper printed and distributed by university students in Germany during World War II." See more »

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Gauleiter Giesler: I can certianly understand why some of you girls think that you always have to study. It's because you're not pretty enough to find an admirer!
[boos and hisses]
Gauleiter Giesler: But let me reassure you ladies! I can gladly assign you one of my aids, and I can gauruntee you a pleasurable experiance!
[crowd erupts in fury]
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Th e Best German Language Film I've ever Seen...including "Das Boot" and Schtonk!
22 July 2011 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

The movie is well crafted, well acted and beautifully filmed. The story is engrossing and disturbing. This is a story about the greatest German heroes of WWII, including Von Stauffenberg (who was a senior military officer, performing his duty to protect Germany). I don't know why this movie has not received more attention or been shown outside of Germany.

The story is about a group of young students, led by a young brother and sisters, Hans and Sophie Scholl, and their professor, Kurt Huber, who opposed the terrible actions of the Nazis and the Hitler regime. The ending is known and inevitable, but tension throughout the film is so intense, that the viewer will want to stop watching, but can't. Maybe the film would get more attention if the director, Michael Verhoeven, would remake it in English, but it wouldn't be netter. On the contrary, the German language makes it an even better experience and contributes considerably to the tension.


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