The Counterfeiters is the true story of the largest counterfeiting operation in history, set up by the Nazis in 1936. Salomon "Sally" Sorowitsch is the king of counterfeiters. He lives a ... See full summary »
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
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 »
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 »
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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