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Seven Minutes (1989)

Georg Elser - Einer aus Deutschland (original title)
A true story about Johann Georg Elser, a quiet carpenter who tried to assassinate Hitler with an explosive device in 1939.

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Dietrich Hollinderbäumer ...
Seifert
Elisabeth Orth ...
Frau Gruber
Hans Stetter ...
Woywode
Vadim Glowna ...
Kaufmann
Péter Andorai ...
Leibl
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Hecht
János Ács ...
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A true story about Johann Georg Elser, a quiet carpenter who tried to assassinate Hitler with an explosive device in 1939.

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The explosive true story that nearly changed world history.


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This movie's closing epilogue states: "Throughout the war Georg Elser was kept in concentration camps while the Third Reich prepared for a massive show trial. In May 1945, only days before the American Army liberated Dachau, he was executed. There are no monuments to the memory of Georg Elser." The last line of this postscript may have been correct at the time this film was made but there are and have been memorials made that are dedicated to Georg Elser. See more »

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A forgotten part of history
6 June 2005 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

When thinking about German resistance against Hitler, most people can think only of one name: Stauffenberg. Klaus-Maria Brandauer reminds the world that a humble carpenter tried to save the world from the horror of WW2, all by himself.

A great movie, full of suspense, with great actors - especially Brandauer himself.

Especially impressive is the way Brandauer as director managed to show the atmosphere of Nazi-Germany immediately before the war, and atmosphere of fear and mistrust that forced Elser to go to extremes in hiding his plans.


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