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Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)

Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage (original title)
A dramatization of the final days of Sophie Scholl, one of the most famous members of the German World War II anti-Nazi resistance movement, The White Rose.

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The Final Days is the true story of Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine brought to life. Sophie Scholl is the fearless activist of the underground student resistance group, The White Rose. Using historical records of her incarceration, the film re-creates the last six days of Sophie Scholl's life: a journey from arrest to interrogation, trial and sentence in 1943 Munich. Unwavering in her convictions and loyalty to her comrades, her cross-examination by the Gestapo quickly escalates into a searing test of wills as Scholl delivers a passionate call to freedom and personal responsibility that is both haunting and timeless. Written by Diaboyos

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In 1943, one young woman stood up to the Nazis, her courage made her a legend, this is her story . . . See more »


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$701,656 (Germany) (4 March 2005)

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$676,167 (USA) (11 August 2006)
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The execution scene was, ironically, shot in a morgue. "It was a shock, especially the smell," recalls Julia Jentsch. "I'd never smelled that before. I was very uncomfortable. But the team is there, and someone eats a sandwich... It's grotesque." See more »

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When Sophie goes to the bathroom at the police station, a boom mic is reflected in the mirror above the wash basin See more »

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Magdalena Scholl: Don't forget, Sophie. Jesus
Sophie Magdalena Scholl: Yes, mother, but you neither.
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Referenced in (500) Days of Summer (2009) See more »

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Written by Maceo Pinkard, Edna Alexander, and Sidney D. Mitchell
Performed by Billie Holiday
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Bravery to death
3 September 2005 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

German film is on its way again and this is another example. Sophie Scholl was a member of the White Rose, who distributed pamphlets against Hitler at the Munich university in 1943. That was of course suicide. Gestapo got them.

This is not only a recapitulation. Far from it. There is also a small but strong mini drama between Scholl and the Gestapo interrogator and despite the situation and what in the end can't be avoided, it's not clear who really wins that battle.

Very good acting by Julia Jentsch and Gerald Alexander Held here. A real nightmare and a perverse situation, but still taken out of life. This is not only drama. It is also possible.


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