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Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)

Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage (original title)
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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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Sophie Scholl
Alexander Held ...
Fabian Hinrichs ...
Johanna Gastdorf ...
André Hennicke ...
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Maximilian Brückner ...
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Lilli Jung ...
Klaus Händl ...
Lohner
Petra Kelling ...
Jörg Hube ...
Franz Staber ...
Maria Hofstätter ...
Wärterin
Wolfgang Pregler ...
Jakob Schmid
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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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24 February 2005 (Germany)  »

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Opening Weekend:

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

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$676,167 (USA) (11 August 2006)
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Trivia

In Tatort: Bitteres Brot (2004) Julia Jentsch plays the daughter of Lena Stolze's character, who played Sophie Scholl in Fünf letzte Tage (1982) and in The White Rose (1982). See more »

Goofs

During the interrogation in which Sophie refers to the mentally ill children: When the interrogator shouts "God does not exist!" and moves to the window, the camera views Sophie from the side. At this stage, her left elbow is on the table, with her left hand hanging down. She then places her right hand on the table. When the camera angle shifts to the front view, her left hand is suddenly on the table, and her right hand is not yet on the table. She lifts it up to push the coffee cup away. See more »

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Pfarrer Dr. Alt: [giving Sophie a last blessing] May God the Father bless you, who created you in His image. May God the Son bless you, whose suffering and death redeems you. May God the Holy Spirit bless you, who leads you to his temple and hallows you. May the Trinity judge you with mercy, and grant you eternal life. Amen.
[the guard arrives for Sophie. Sophie stands up]
Pfarrer Dr. Alt: No one loves more than one who dies for friends.
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Connections

Referenced in The Making of 'Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage' (2005) See more »

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Door De Nacht Klinkt Een Lied
Performed by Willi Stanke und sein Orchester
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Very convincing presentation of German history
1 March 2005 | by (bavaria, germany) – See all my reviews

OK, first of all. This movie is absolutely not like "the Downfall" (Der Untergang). Sophie Scholl is way more demanding and exacting. Now, 3 days after I've seen this movie, I still got a feeling of guilt and concernment in my stomach. In my opinion Sophie Scholl is due to its precision more like a (replayed) documentary movie than a Drama, which makes it even more "shocking". This is for sure no light entertainment, and those, that don't like long conversations or even are not interested in history, should not watch this movie. This is the main reason, why Sophie Scholl won't make the transatlantic heap, because it's too "special". It's a part of German history and requires a willingness to cope with it.

Marc Rothemund does a very good job on directing this movie, and Julia Jentsch is very convincing. While watching this movie you don't have the feeling that the story is 60 years ago and can't touch you. It makes you feel like you're in the thick of it. And that's why I give a 9/10. Great Movie.


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