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Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)

Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage (original title)
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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The true story of a young woman who did what few in Nazi Germany dared even think! See more »


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$701,656 (Germany) (4 March 2005)

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$676,167 (USA) (11 August 2006)
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The film takes place from February 17 to February 22, 1943. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Sophie Magdalena Scholl: Please, don't worry. I'd do the same again.
Robert Scholl: You did the right thing. I'm proud of you both.
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Connections

Referenced in (500) Days of Summer (2009) See more »

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I'm Making Believe
Written by Mack Gordon and James V. Monaco
Performed by Ella Fitzgerald
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Not just a historical reconstruction
1 May 2005 | by (Vevey, Switzerland) – See all my reviews

The story of one of the rare opposition movements in Germany during World War II, entitled The White Rose. The story traces the last days of Sophie Scholl, whose moral stature and courage are admirably brought to life. As far as the script, I'll remember more than anything the extraordinarily intelligent dialog between the main character and the policeman interrogating her. This film isn't just a historical reconstruction; it's also a plea against the fanaticism and right-wing extremism against which not only German-speaking countries have to fight. In this sense, this short episode (four days) about life in Munich in February 1943 takes on a universal dimension.


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