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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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Release Date:
25 February 2004 (Germany) See more »
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He turned against an empire to save the world.
Plot:
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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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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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
From the German Stance, 19 July 2009
Author: gradyharp from United States

OPERATION VALKYRIE (originally titled STAUFFENBERG for its 2004 television release in Germany) is a condensed, powerful, and realistic telling of the attempted assassination of Adolf Hitler by his own military supporters on 20 July 1944. Unfortunately now in the shadow of the highly touted VALKYRIE released this past year as the Hollywood version of the incident OPERATION VALKYRIE is getting little attention from viewers. Now that it is available on DVD perhaps it will gain the importance it deserves.

For one aspect, the film is written, filmed and acted by Germans and the result is a different kind of felling than the later VALKYRIE: the tenor of the film suggests a growing lack of hope and a recognition of the insanity of Hitler by the a larger portion of the German populace than we have been lead to believe. It bears more a sense of reality than of a thriller movie.

Sebastian Koch is wholly credible as Oberst Claus Graf Schenk v. Stauffenberg - a devoted military man under the spell of Hitler's influence in the early years of the rise of the Third Reich who gradually pays attention to the rumors and reports of Hitler's aloof response to his murders of thousands of people. In a particularly touching scene a Polish Jew named Polja (Katharina Rivilis) recounts the horrors that the war has imposed on her family and her descent into insanity from Hitler's plan and execution of that plan for the genocide of the Jews. Stauffenberg is so deeply touched by this crowning encounter that he requests immediate transfer to the African Front and it is there that he is nearly killed in action, losing a hand and an eye. From the moment he awakens in a Munich hospital he begins his plan to exterminate Hitler (an impressive mute role by Udo Schenk), a plan that ultimately fails and results in Stauffenberg's assassination - a film clip of which opens the film before the credits.

The cast is excellent and the pacing and forward momentum of the story as written and directed by Jo Baier makes for a film that strikes the viewer in bullets aimed for the mind and heart. If too much of the peripheral activity of the times around the 1944 event is edited, remember that the film was originally a made of television experience to be viewed by the German populace and accepting part of the history depicted is still tainted by the horror of the Hitler guidance of Germany. Well worth watching. Grady Harp

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