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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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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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$34,560 (Argentina) (10 November 2006)

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Jörg Hube (Robert Scholl) previously played an Oberregierungsrat in The White Rose (1982), another Sophie Scholl biopic. See more »

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In the final scene, as Sophie is led to the execution chamber, she passes through a brightly sunlit open space. Just afterwards, she is told it's exactly 5 PM (17:00). In late February in Berlin, it would be already some time after sunset, way too late for the bright sunlight we see. See more »

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Richter Dr. Roland Freisler: In the name of the German people, in the criminal case against Hans Fritz Scholl from Munich, Sophia Magdalena Scholl from Munich, and Christoph Hermann Probst from Aldrans, the people's court has reached a verdict following court proceedings on 22 February, 1943: The defendants published leaflets at a time of war, calling for people to sabotage armaments, and to overthrow our people's National Socialist way of life. They propagated defeatist ideas and visciously insulted the Fuhrer. By so ...
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Sophie Scholl: A Very Special Young Woman
15 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was so deeply touched by the life of a very courageous young German woman. Together with her brother and other Munich University students they proceeded to become true resisters of Hitler and the Third Reich. Through intense interrogation and ultimately her trial before the infamous and evil Roland Freisler, Sophie Scholl refused to compromise her stand against one of the most evil empires the world has ever known. In the end, Sophie, her brother and fellow students paid the price with their young lives. Growing up as Jew I always thought there must be people like the Scholls in the midst of Nazi cruelty. I have read about many other Germans since and have been deeply moved by their will to resist under the most difficult circumstances. The movie gripped my emotions so deeply, that at the end I began to cry as my heart went out to this precious young life. I would only hope that my own daughter would grow into the character of a woman like Sophie Scholl. This movie is not to be missed!


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