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13 Minutes (2015)

Elser (original title)
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In November 1939, Georg Elser's attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler fails, and he is arrested. During his confinement, he recalls the events leading up to his plot and his reasons for deciding to take such drastic action.

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Elsa
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Johann von Bülow ...
Felix Eitner ...
Eberle
David Zimmerschied ...
Josef Schurr
Rüdiger Klink ...
Erich
Simon Licht ...
SS Obergruppenführer
Cornelia Köndgen ...
Maria Elser
Martin Maria Abram ...
Ludwig Elser
Michael Kranz ...
Franz Xaver Lechner
Gerti Drassl ...
Lore
Lissy Pernthaler ...
Protokollführerin
Valentina Repetto ...
Brunhilde
Anna Unterberger ...
Anna
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The breath-taking story of a man who nearly would have changed the world. 1939, when Hitler tricked millions of people at the height of his power, one said a radical No: Georg Elser, disparaged as an assassin, is one of the greatest resistance fighters. Written by anonymous

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Rated R for disturbing violence and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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9 April 2015 (Germany)  »

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Elser: Er hätte die Welt verändert  »

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To mock his captors, Elser claims to have been called by phone by Churchill, asking him to build the bomb. However, Elser set his bomb off in November, 1939, While Churchill was a vociferous opponent against Nazi Germany by that time, he was politically isolated, and only became Prime Minister in May, 1940. See more »

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Working class hero
1 March 2015 | by (Yurp) – See all my reviews

Unlike so many subsidised movies about the Nazi era, this one isn't superficial and moralistic. Instead it tries to, and succeeds in, painting an authentic portrait of the prewar Nazi era in a village in rural Germany. Most of all, the movie is captivating. We get under the skin of this idiosyncratic carpenter who missed changing world history, and possibly saving tens of millions of lives, by a margin of just 13 minutes.

The movie stands of as one of the few who manage to depict what it could have been like to live under the Nazi dictatorship. What would you do if one of your friends was sent off to do forced labour, or another one was pilloried for her supposedly immoral behaviour. As the benefactors of a free society, we would like to think that we would stand up against such injustice. This movie conveys how difficult, how impossible it was to be decent under the Nazi yoke. It goes much to Georg Elser's credit that he tried to do the impossible nevertheless.


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