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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:
Sophie Scholl
Alexander Held ...
Fabian Hinrichs ...
Johanna Gastdorf ...
Maximilian Brückner ...
Lilli Jung ...
Klaus Händl ...
Petra Kelling ...
Jörg Hube ...
Franz Staber ...
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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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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Release Date:

24 February 2005 (Germany)  »

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Sophie Scholl: The Final Days  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$676,167 (USA) (11 August 2006)

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1.85 : 1
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The film was shot in chronological order. 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 »


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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Referenced in The Making of 'Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage' (2005) See more »


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