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Operation Valkyrie -- In 1944, a group of high command officers plot an attempt against Hitler, and one of the leaders of the conspiracy...

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25 February 2004 (Germany) See more »
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He turned against an empire to save the world.
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In 1944, a group of high command officers plot an attempt against Hitler, and one of the leaders of the conspiracy... See more » | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 5 nominations See more »
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Excellent film about the famous event ,¨the July plot¨,with magnificent German actors See more (8 total) »

Cast

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Sebastian Koch ... Oberst Claus Graf Schenk v. Stauffenberg

Ulrich Tukur ... Henning v. Tresckow
Hardy Krüger Jr. ... Werner v. Haeften

Christopher Buchholz ... Berthold Graf v. Stauffenberg
Nina Kunzendorf ... Nina Gräfin v. Stauffenberg

Stefania Rocca ... Margarethe v. Oven
Axel Milberg ... Generaloberst Friedrich Fromm
Olli Dittrich ... Joseph Goebbels

Katharina Rivilis ... Polja
Karl-Heinz von Liebezeit ... Oberfeldwebel Kolbe (as Karl Heinz von Liebezeit)
Michaela Wiebusch ... Sekretärin Alix von Winterfeldt
Michael Lott ... Schweizer
Christine Sommer ... Deliah, 2. Sekretärin Stauffenberg
Thorsten Merten ... Peter Graf Yorck v. Wartenburg
Joachim Bißmeier ... Generalfeldmarschall Erwin v. Witzleben
Enrico Mutti ... Major Otto Remer

Rainer Bock ... General der Infanterie Friedrich Olbricht
Ronald Nitschke ... Generaloberst Erich Hoepner

David C. Bunners ... Albrecht Ritter Mertz v. Quirnheim
Milan Peschel ... Oberstleutnant Karl Pridun
Holger Daemgen ... Fahrer Kretz
Sebastian Rüger ... Oberleutnant Ewald-Heinrich v. Kleist-Schmenzin
Christian Doermer ... Generalfeldmarschall Wilhelm Keitel
Udo Schenk ... Adolf Hitler
Remo Girone ... Generaloberst Ludwig Beck
Georg Schramm ... SS-Oberführer Humbert Achamer-Pifrader

Waldemar Kobus ... Oberstleutnant Herber
Gregor Weber ... Fritz-Dietlof Graf v. der Schulenburg
Harald Krassnitzer ... General der Nachrichtentruppen Erich Fellgiebel
Uwe Zerbe ... Generalmajor Walter Buhle
Lutz Lansemann ... Operndiener
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruno F. Apitz ... Scharfrichter Roettger (uncredited)
Hans-Jörg Assmann ... Staatsanwalt Hanssen (uncredited)
Hans-Laurin Beyerling ... Franz v. Stauffenberg (uncredited)
Andreas Bisowski ... Junger Leutnant in Krampnitz (uncredited)
Ludwig Boettger ... Generalleutnant Adolf Heusinger (uncredited)
Michael Bornhütter ... Oberstleutnant Robert Bernardis (uncredited)
Hans Brückner ... Wachtmeister Tegeder (uncredited)
Leonard Carow ... Heimeran v. Stauffenberg (uncredited)

Werner Daehn ... Sturmbannführer (Trabener Straße) (uncredited)
Johannes Gabriel ... Arzt im Münchner Lazarett (uncredited)

Andy Gatjen ... Major Ernst John v. Freyend (uncredited)
Christoph Gaugler ... Wachtmeister Adam (uncredited)
Michael Goldberg ... Adam v. Trott zu Solz (uncredited)
Steffen Gräbner ... Gestapomann (uncredited)

Wilfried Hochholdinger ... Generalleutnant Henning v. Thadden (uncredited)
Martin Horn ... Oberfeldwebel Vogel (uncredited)
Joachim Höppner ... Generaloberst Ludwig Beck (voice) (uncredited)
Christoph Krix ... Hauptmann Piper (uncredited)
Frank-Michael Köbe ... Oberstleutnant Ludolf Gerhard Sander (uncredited)
Peer Martiny ... Oberst Harald Momm (uncredited)
Robert Viktor Minich ... Leutnant Werner Schady (uncredited)
Florian Müller-Mohrungen ... Junger Leutnant am Wachtposten (uncredited)
Christiane Nalezinski ... Sekretärin in der Wolfschanze (uncredited)
Joachim Nimtz ... Rittmeister Heinz-Ludwig Bartram (uncredited)
Jean-Paul Raths ... Rittmeister Leonhardt v. Möllendorff (uncredited)
Vincent Redetzki ... Berthold v. Stauffenberg jr. (uncredited)
Christian Roll ... Soldat (uncredited)
Joachim Schweizer ... Leutnant Hagen (uncredited)
Benjamin Strecker ... Oberleutnant Färber (uncredited)

Frank Witter ... Fromms Bewacher (uncredited)

Directed by
Jo Baier 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jo Baier 

Produced by
Michael André .... co-producer
Carl Bergengruen .... producer
Jon Handschin .... producer
Joachim Kosack .... producer
Bettina Ricklefs .... producer
Mathias Schwerbrock .... line producer
Gabriela Sperl .... producer
 
Original Music by
Enjott Schneider 
 
Cinematography by
Gunnar Fuss 
 
Film Editing by
Clara Fabry 
 
Casting by
Risa Kes 
 
Production Design by
Uli Hanisch 
 
Set Decoration by
Manfred Lohmar 
 
Costume Design by
Ursula Welter 
 
Makeup Department
Brigitte Frank .... makeup artist
Gerhard Reitinger .... makeup artist
Valeska Schitthelm .... hair stylist
Valeska Schitthelm .... makeup: Sebastian Koch
 
Production Management
Elke Andreas-Möller .... post-production supervisor
Solveig Jork .... unit manager
Ulli Neumann .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jan Bennemann .... second assistant director
Nicole Front .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Martina Barthelmes .... set dresser
Lars Dicht .... carpenter
Fee Doßmann .... painter
Jens Ulrich Eisert .... assistant set decorator: Berlin
Birgit Esser .... set dresser
Eckart Friz .... stand-by prop
Stefanie Granitza .... art department trainee
Stefan Isfort .... property master
Jan Jericho .... prop hand
Kai Koch .... assistant production designer
Oliver Koch .... set dresser
Peter Kozana .... prop driver
Alexander Liebenthron .... prop buyer
Claus Mayr .... prop assistant
Sonja Mazurek .... set dresser
Joachim Monninger .... construction manager: Cologne
Christian Nagel .... property master: indoor
Dominik Reindl .... painter
Katharina Runge .... art department trainee
Thorsten Sabel .... assistant set decorator: Cologne
Claudia Schäfer .... draftsman
Claudia Schäfer .... storyboard artist
Benjamin Sidon .... set dresser
Hanna Solms .... carpenter
Wolf von Gemmingen .... set dresser
Dagmar Wessel .... assistant set decorator
Petra Maria Wirth .... scenic artist
Petra Maria Wirth .... set designer
Wolfgang Wrede .... painter
 
Sound Department
Sören Blüthgen .... foley mixer
Ed Cantu .... sound
Tschangis Chahrokh .... sound re-recording mixer
Friedrich M. Dosch .... supervising sound editor
Joo Fürst .... foley artist
Mario Migge .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Michael Apling .... special effects technician
Marcus Preussing .... special effects technician (as Marcus Schmidt)
Bernd Wildau .... special effects foreman
Adolf Wojtinek .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Erich Eder .... digital film compositor
Florian Gellinger .... visual effects coordinator
Mareike Hilgenfeldt .... digital textures
Frank Schlegel .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Ignacio Carreño .... stunt coordinator
Diego Herberg .... stunts
Micha Mann .... stunt coordinator (as Michael Mann)
Eduardo Moratilla .... stunt performer
Juan José Rodríguez .... stunts
Armin Sauer .... stunt coordinator
César Solar .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lukas Baier .... video operator
Felix Buchholz .... electrician
Armin Buerkle .... gaffer
Tilman Büttner .... steadicam operator
Gregor Grieshaber .... second assistant camera: dailies
Sascha Görlich .... electrician
Petra Hönck .... second assistant camera
Karl-Heinz Karow .... electrician
Axel Renner .... electrician
Florian Trautwein .... first assistant camera
Jürgen Zarda .... key grip
 
Casting Department
Chiara Meloni .... casting: Italy
Iris Müller .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Claudia Börsch .... wardrobe
Nele Simon .... costume trainee
Martina Steiner .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Natalie Helgath .... digital colorist
 
Music Department
Stefan Broedner .... music consultant
Peter Fuchs .... scoring mixer
 
Transportation Department
Teodor Ardeleanu .... production driver
Markus Bendler .... picture vehicles coordinator
Michael Fechner .... picture vehicles coordinator
Martin Hartmann .... production driver
 
Other crew
Maren Elbrechtz .... production coordinator
Doreen Görisch .... location manager
Nick Hertwig .... location scout
Steffi Hiller .... key production accountant
Dorothee Hufschmidt .... production coordinator
Claudia Jöst .... location manager
Frank Kusche .... set manager
My-Chi Phu Tho .... continuity
Anke Reichel .... assistant set manager
Marco Schenke .... assistant production accountant
Marco Schenke .... crowd marshall
Laura Vergelli .... dialogue adaptor
Tilmann Vierzig .... assistant production accountant
Gernot Zeglien .... location scout
 

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Also Known As:
"Stauffenberg" - Germany (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some violence
Runtime:
131 min | Germany:92 min
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Revealing mistakes: When the valve radio is being turned on to listen to the news it starts playing right away. It took a considerable amount of time for such a radio to warm up.See more »
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Version of Die Stunde der Offiziere (2004) (TV)See more »

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28 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Excellent film about the famous event ,¨the July plot¨,with magnificent German actors, 25 October 2006
Author: ma-cortes

The picture is a Staufenberg mini-biography and focusing the July 20 plot of 1944.His life and the famous event from how was orchestrated the dangerous,risked plot has been splendidly directed by Jo Baier.The film is correctly based on true events and real Nazis characters and well played by a sensational plethora of German actors.The real deeds are the following: Claus Schenk Graf Von Stauffenberg (Sebastian Koch)served as Lieutenant Colonel on the General Staff ,in the early part of WWII got distinction as an officer in a Bavarian cavalry regiment in Poland,France and North Africa.In April 1943 he was wounded in the face,in both hands,and in the knee by fire from a low-flying Allied plane,he kept one eye and lost his right hand and part of his leg.During his convalescence revised his attitude.He made no secret of his utter contempt for Hitler and Nazism,then he decided to join the conspirators with the goal of liquidating the Nazi regime and replacing it with a new social state that would maintain the good name of the fatherland.At the center of the plot were seniors officers Gen.Henning Von Tresckow(Ulrich Tukur,starring in Amen by Costa Gravas),,Fielf Marshall Erwin Witzleben((Joachim Bissmeyer),General Olbricht(Rainer Bock),General Beck(Remo Girone),General Friedric Fromm(Axel Milberg).Added to these seniors were a number of younger officers who believed that the third Reich was a catastrophe for Germany and were willing to gamble their lives on the outcome of the plot,among them was Werner Haeften(Hardy Kruger Jr).Other knew of the plot but did not take an active role in it,among them were Field Marshal Erin Rommel popular war hero and Field Marshal Hans Von Kluge ,army group of France.Hitler(Udo Schenk) called a conference of his close military advisers at headquarters at Ratenburg.The compound was protected by numerous electric fences and barbed wire,with blockhouses and checkpoints.Stauffenberg arrived at Rastenburg ,in his briefcase along with papers and reports, was a British time bomb,he set the timer on the bomb and brought it into the conference room and he placed it on the floor and then excused himself but he would must make a telephone call.Several minutes passed when at this moment a tremendous explosion blasted the room and several bodies flew out of the smashed windows and wrecking the ceiling.Meanwhile,Stauffenberg,certain that all in the hut had been killed was a plane bound for Berlin,but he learned to his amazement that Hitler had not been killed by the blast .Officers who were in the plot were dismayed and virtually paralyzed into inaction.Officers loyal to Hitler as Otto Remer(Muti) had taken control of the War Ministry and arrested the conspirators.General Fromm hurried to cover his tracks,he had four officers shot by a firing squad in the courtyard below.Beck was killed with a coup de grace.Hitler's vengeance was terrible .The conspirators were handed over to the tortures of Gestapo,many more were killed in a a massive blood purge.Some were strangled with piano wire and their bodies hanged like animal carcasses on huge hooks.General Fromm,who had been active in ordering the executions could not save himself,principal leaders met a barbaric death, among them the Adm. Wilhelm Canaris.Field Marshal Von Witzleben 's execution was typical,the old man was pushed into a cellar prison,placed under the first meat hook and stripped to the waist,a running noose was placed over the hook and wound around his neck,he was lifted and allowed to fall with the whole weight of his body ,young cadets ,forced to view the gruesome spectacle ,fainted.

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