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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexander Held ...
Robert Mohr
Fabian Hinrichs ...
Else Gebel
Willi Graf
Alexander Schmorell
Lilli Jung ...
Gisela Schertling
Klaus Händl ...
Petra Kelling ...
Jörg Hube ...
Franz Staber ...
Werner Scholl
Maria Hofstätter ...
Wolfgang Pregler ...
Jakob Schmid


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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The true story of a young woman who did what few in Nazi Germany dared even think! See more »


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Release Date:

24 February 2005 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Sophie Scholl: The Final Days  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$701,656 (Germany), 4 March 2005

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,795, 19 February 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$676,167, 13 August 2006
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In January 2014, the guillotine which was used to behead Sophie Scholl and other opponents of the regime, was rediscovered in the basement of the Bavaria National Museum in Munich. It had been locked away due to its gruesome nature and could be identified without a doubt. The last remaining member of the White Rose group, Franz Josef Müller, 89 years old at the time of the discovery, is against public exhibition of the guillotine, which he thinks to be entertainment. See more »


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


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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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 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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