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Sophie Scholl: The Final Days -- 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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Release Date:
24 February 2005 (Germany) See more »
Tagline:
In 1943, one young woman stood up to the Nazis, her courage made her a legend, this is her story . . . See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 19 wins & 12 nominations See more »
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User Reviews:
Truly Moving Picture See more (92 total) »

Cast

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Julia Jentsch ... Sophie Magdalena Scholl
Gerald Alexander Held ... Robert Mohr (as Alexander Held)
Fabian Hinrichs ... Hans Scholl
Johanna Gastdorf ... Else Gebel
André Hennicke ... Richter Dr. Roland Freisler
Anne Clausen ... Traute Lafrenz (voice)
Florian Stetter ... Christoph Probst
Maximilian Brückner ... Willi Graf
Johannes Suhm ... Alexander Schmorell
Lilli Jung ... Gisela Schertling
Klaus Händl ... Lohner
Petra Kelling ... Magdalena Scholl
Jörg Hube ... Robert Scholl
Franz Staber ... Werner Scholl
Maria Hofstätter ... Wärterin
Wolfgang Pregler ... Hausmeister Jakob Schmid
Christian Hoening ... Reichsanwalt Weyersberg
Paul Herwig ... Rechtsanwalt August Klein
Walter Hess ... Pfarrer Dr. Alt
Norbert Heckner ... Rektor Prof. Dr. Wüst
Frederike Schinzler ... Anneliese Graf
Anton Figl ... Rechtsanwalt Ferdinand Seidl
Dorothea Senz ... Protokollführerin
Hagen Schnauss ... Gerichtsreferendar Samberger
Harald Geil ... Oberleutnant
Dieter Rupp ... Zellenwärter
Christian Wienhöfer ... Gestapobeamter 1
Hans Jörg Finselberg ... Gestapobeamter 2
Michael Esslinger ... Wachtmeister Anklagebank Links
Manfred Auer ... Wachtmeister Anklagebank Rechts
Johannes Herrschmann ... Scharfrichter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joachim Höppner ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Marc Rothemund 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Fred Breinersdorfer 

Produced by
Fred Breinersdorfer .... producer
Sven Burgemeister .... producer
Ulrich Herrmann .... co-producer: SWR (as Ulli Herrmann)
Jochen Kölsch .... co-producer: BR/Arte
Christoph Müller .... producer
Bettina Reitz .... co-producer: BR
Marc Rothemund .... producer
Andreas Schreitmüller .... co-producer: Arte
Hubert von Spreti .... co-producer: BR
 
Original Music by
Reinhold Heil 
Johnny Klimek 
 
Cinematography by
Martin Langer 
 
Film Editing by
Hans Funck 
 
Casting by
Nessie Nesslauer 
 
Production Design by
Jana Karen  (as Jana Karen-Brey)
 
Costume Design by
Natascha Curtius-Noss 
 
Makeup Department
Gregor Eckstein .... key makeup artist
Martine Flener .... makeup artist
Jeannette Latzelsberger .... assistant makeup artist
Elke Lebender .... makeup artist
Dorota Martyn .... assistant makeup artist
Tanja Straub .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Patrick Brandt .... production manager
Christine Jahn .... post-production supervisor
Joelle Saba Suys .... unit manager
Jo N. Schäfer .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hellmut Fulss .... first assistant director
Philip Haucke .... first assistant director (last three weeks)
Meryem Lehrer .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Fritz Galla .... property master
Josef Jacob .... construction coordinator
Maximilian Lange .... assistant production designer
 
Sound Department
Peter Brückelmayer .... sound assistant (as Peter Brücklmair)
Tschangis Chahrokh .... sound re-recording mixer
Daniel Dietenberger .... sound designer
Monika Gussner .... adr editor
Magda Habernickel .... dialogue editor
Manuel Mayer .... additional foley editor
Henry Mayr .... sound project coordinator
Christian Neff .... assistant sound mixer
Pierre Peters-Arnolds .... dubbing director
Anna Rupp .... assistant sound mixer
Alexander Saal .... supervising sound editor/sound designer
Uwe Schiefer .... sound assistant
Philipp Sellier .... foley recordist
Roland Winke .... sound
Norbert Zich .... sound consultant: Dolby
 
Special Effects by
Thomas Bedenk .... matte paintings
 
Visual Effects by
Markus Drayss .... digital artist
Nico Feindt .... 3D artist: Arri Digital
Oliver Kirchhoff .... visual effects
Marion Klaussner .... 3D artist: Arri Digital
Sabine Laimer .... digital artist: ARRI Digital Film
David Laubsch .... digital compositor
Alexander Nowotny .... 3D artist: Arri Digital
Daniel Plappert .... digital film scanning
Abraham Schneider .... digital compositor
Steven Stueart .... digital film scanning (as Steve Stueart)
Dominik Trimborn .... visual effects supervisor: ARRI
Klaus Wuchta .... digital compositor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kai-Uwe Dargusch .... electrician (as Kai Dargusch)
Wolfgang Dell .... gaffer
Christian Dlusztus .... first assistant camera
Raphael Fink .... electrician
Thomas Frischhut .... Steadicam operator
Armin Golisano .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Wolfgang Haendl .... electrician (as Wolfgang Händl)
Erika Hauri .... still photographer
Klaus Niemeier .... grip
Jürgen Olczyk .... still photographer
Harold Peter .... grip
Marcus Pohlus .... Steadicam operator
Blair Reid .... electrician
Christoph Schielein .... electrician
Nikolaus Schumacher .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Stefan Sosna .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Markus Thanner .... electrician
Laurent Trümper .... still photographer
Nathalie Wiedemann .... camera operator: second camera
 
Casting Department
Nina Marg .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Claudia Börsch .... costumer
Fatou Fafana-Kniez .... wardrobe (as Fatou Fofana-Kniesz)
Kristine Franke .... wardrobe assistant
Nele Simon .... wardrobe assistant
Olivia Vossenkuhl .... wardrobe assistant
Karoline Weichmann .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Andschana Eschenbach .... assistant editor
Hans Horn .... trailer editor
Renate Siegl .... negative cutter
Andrea Voggenauer .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Leah Curtis .... orchestrator
Peter Fuchs .... music recording engineer
Reinhold Heil .... music mixer
Bronwen Jones .... orchestrator
Johnny Klimek .... music mixer
Gabriel Isaac Mounsey .... additional music programmer
Gert Wilden Jr. .... composer: piano score
Bruce Winter .... music mixer
 
Other crew
Grit Belitz .... assistant location manager (as Grit Simbeck)
Ulrich Chaussy .... researcher
Ulrich Fuchs .... legal counsel (as Dr. Ulrich Fuchs)
Darius Ghanai .... title designer
Ruben Hanne .... location manager: second unit
Christian Hartmann .... researcher
Valerie Kitzinger .... assistant location manager
Julian Kähler .... set runner
Nina Kötter .... continuity
Monika Materna .... production accountant
Markus Müller .... researcher
Isolde Nkouanga .... production assistant
Tony Ramos .... production accountant
Daniel Rosness .... set runner (as Dany Rosness)
Imre Török .... researcher
Jonathan Van Hest .... set runner
Carolin von Fritsch .... set manager
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage" - Germany (original title)
"Sophie Scholl" - International (English title) (informal short title), UK
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Runtime:
120 min | Argentina:117 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: At the very first interrogation, while Sophie is giving her version, the red book on the table keep changing angles.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Mother And SonSee more »

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77 out of 91 people found the following review useful.
Truly Moving Picture, 14 February 2006
Author: tollini from United States

I saw this film on February 14th, 2006 in Indianapolis. I am one of the judges for the Heartland Film Festival that screens films for their Truly Moving Picture Award. A Truly Moving Picture "…explores the human journey by artistically expressing hope and respect for the positive values of life." Heartland gave that award to this film.

The place and time are Nazi Germany of 1942-43. Germany is starting to have serious war setbacks like their huge loss and immense casualties at Stalingrad, and the allies, consisting of England, the United States, and Russia, are united in the destruction of the Third Reich. Within Germany, the opposition to Hitler, the Gestapo, and fascism is laughably small. Students with mimeograph machines try to educate and motivate other students to rally and protest. These students have to do this clandestinely because their activities are considered high treason and there is no freedom of speech or assembly.

Sophie Scholl and her older brother Hans are caught distributing subversive, anti-Hitler literature. The film focuses on the 21 year old Sophie, and she is NOT the weaker sex. She is interrogated for days and she is a spectrum of people far beyond her years; i.e., young, afraid, conniving, brave, docile, belligerent, religious, tough, tender, mature, etc.

The film is shot in color, but the color is heavily muted and it looks almost black and white. That is appropriate because the film plays as much as a documentary and as it does as a fictional drama. In fact, this story is based on a true story.

We live in a time when the head of Iran thinks the Holocaust didn't happen. It is moving to see that at least some young people in Germany during World War II were ashamed and disgusted by their country's murder of Jews, the mentally ill, gypsies, and women and children of occupied countries.

Sophie's religious beliefs were inspiring. She did not blame her God and she did not feel forsaken. God was simply her strength that she humbly called upon when she needed it most.

This film appears to have been made with a low budget. But, the impact is as powerful as large-budgeted films with similar themes like "Schindler's List" and "A Man For All Seasons." It has been nominated for an Oscar as Best Foreign Picture this year. And…it deserves the nomination.

FYI – There is a Truly Moving Pictures web site where there is a listing of past Truly Moving Picture Award winners that are now either at the theater or available on video.

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