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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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In 1943, one young woman stood up to the Nazis, her courage made her a legend, this is her story . . . See more »
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 »
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Julia Jentsch ... Sophie Magdalena Scholl
Alexander Held ... Robert Mohr
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:
Joseph Goebbels ... Himself (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Joachim Höppner ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

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 re-recording 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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Also Known As:
"Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage" - Germany (original title)
"Sophie Scholl" - International (English title) (informal short title), UK
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120 min | Argentina:117 min
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This film's opening prologue states: "This film is based on historical facts, as yet unpublished transcripts, and new interviews with witnesses."See more »
Continuity: At the very first interrogation, while Sophie is giving her version, the red book on the table keep changing angles.See more »
Sophie Magdalena Scholl:Trucks came to pick up the children at the mental hospital. The other children asked where they were going. "They're going to heaven," said the nurses. So the children got on the truck singing. You think I wasn't raised right, because I felt pity for them?See more »
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54 out of 63 people found the following review useful.
Dramatic Reconstruction of Historical Events, 18 May 2005
Author: coyets from Hamburg, Germany

This film is not about the „Weisse Rose" (White Rose) resistance group, nor is it about Sophie Scholl. It sticks very closely to its title, and only deals with the last days of Sophie Scholl. Having staked out such a narrow subject, Marc Rothemund is able to narrate the story in great detail. This allows the use of pauses in the dialogue which add to the credibility and drama. I read the official version of the interrogation before seeing the film, and felt that a very good effort had been made to reconstruct what may have actually happened. I also felt that the atmosphere which the film conveyed to be entirely plausible for that time, which I am not old enough to have lived through. For instance, the characters always seemed to be holding back, and not opening their feelings to each other.

Because the official version of the interrogation was dictated by Robert Mohr, it is certain to contain many gaps, such as the lines of questioning before reaching Sophie Scholl's quoted replies. The film may have tended to be too dramatic in filling those gaps. It was surely too dramatic in showing so many chance encounters in the various corridors. Perhaps this tendency to over-dramatise was necessary to present the otherwise rather dry historical events. At least the final result was almost believable, in contrast to many films about the past, and it was an improvement on earlier films covering the White Rose, simply because so much more has come to light since they were made.

This is one of the best dramatic reconstructions of historical events that I have seen.

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