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
This film's closing epilogue states: "The so-called People's Court imposed the death sentence on . . . [seven] . . . members of the White Rose . . . Harsh sentences were imposed on . . . [twelve members] . . . Other members of the White Rose suffered draconian punishments." See more »
While being locked up in a Munich Gestapo prison cell the night from February 20 to 21 1943, Sophie Scholl and her cell-mate Else witness an allied air raid with flashlight, howling sirens and bursting bombs. In reality no bombs fell on Munich the time between the British attacks of December 22, 1942, and March 8, 1943. See more »
At first, I didn't want to watch this film because this topic hits me always very hard.
Now I'm glad I did!
After watching "Der Untergang" which did not impress me, "Sophie Scholl" makes me believing that the German film is not dead!
Acting is brilliant! Julia Jentsch is very convincing and transmits so much feeling to the audience! Incredible! BRAVO!!! The other actors are also excellent!
The film manages to show how the German people were afraid of the Nazi, and how the sick ideology of Hitler poisoned almost every mind.
But much more important is - and that really impressed me - that this movie evokes emotion. You feel with Sophie Scholl, you think about what you would have done in her place: "Would I be so strong like Sophie? Could I fight with my life for my ideals? Would I have the courage like this young woman?"
These are important questions, not only for us Germans, but for everyone! Would we stand up and say "This is wrong!", even when our life is at stake?
It's difficult to find the right words, but this film deeply touched me and made me thinking about myself. And this fact alone is truly remarkable. Watch this film!
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