In 1942, Friedrich Weimer's boxing skills get him an appointment to a National Political Academy (NaPolA) - high schools that produce Nazi elite. Over his father's objections, Friedrich ... See full summary »
For two weeks, 20 male participants are hired to play prisoners and guards in a prison. The "prisoners" have to follow seemingly mild rules, and the "guards" are told to retain order without using physical violence.
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
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 »
When Sophie goes to the bathroom at the police station, a boom mic is reflected in the mirror above the wash basin 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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