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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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Robert Mohr
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Else Gebel
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Willi Graf
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Alexander Schmorell
Lilli Jung ...
Gisela Schertling
Klaus Händl ...
Lohner
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Jörg Hube ...
Franz Staber ...
Werner Scholl
Maria Hofstätter ...
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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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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The Stadelheim prison in Munich's Giesing district, where the execution of Sophie Scholl and many others (at least 1,035) took place during the Third Reich, is still in use as a prison as of 2014. Adolf Hitler had also been imprisoned here for a month in 1922. See more »

Goofs

At the very first interrogation, while Sophie is giving her version, the red book on the table keep changing angles. See more »

Quotes

Magdalena Scholl: Don't forget, Sophie. Jesus
Sophie Magdalena Scholl: Yes, mother, but you neither.
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Referenced in The Making of 'Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage' (2005) See more »

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Written by Maceo Pinkard, Edna Alexander, and Sidney D. Mitchell
Performed by Billie Holiday
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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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