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.
The breath-taking story of a man who nearly would have changed the world. 1939, when Hitler convinced 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
During the interrogation Nebe admonishes Elser for detonating the bomb on November 8 but no explanation for the significance of this date was mentioned. November 8 was the anniversary of Hitler's Beer Hall Putsch, a failed coup attempt in 1923. See more »
A Super-16 film projector is shown but it wasn't until the mid-1960s the format was created by a Swedish cinematographer. See more »
Oliver Hirschbiegel reprises with 'Elser: Er hätte die Welt
verändertla" that can be your favorite subject: World War II and the
figure of Adolf Hitler. If in 2004 we showed intense and oppressively
the last days of the Third Reich as well as the magnetic figure of the
Fuhrer in 'Der Untergang' (masterful composition makes Bruno Ganz
dictator) now shows us a second chapter (has in mind making a third
film that completes the trilogy) over Nazi Germany, bringing out one of
the chapters that more shame has always generated in the German
intellectual branch in the last 80 years: the attempted assassination
of Hitler in the 39. And I say shame because it is the most widespread
feeling in much of Germany that years later would look like almost
everyone looked away trying to save his skin above anything else. I say
almost because Elser no. In his opinion he prevailed the common good
above his own when it detected the magnitude of the problem I had at
home, the problem of the emergence and dominance of German National
Socialism and the figure of masterfully lampooned by Charles Chaplin,
It was, next to the "Valkyrie" operation clearer the chance to kill
Hitler; with the difference that the latest attack was carried out when
most of the damage was done and this first attempt the killing machine
had not yet reached the stage crusher.
The film is really interesting and shows everyone an intentionally
hidden in memory Hirschbiegel chapter and put on the table: to learn
from past mistakes in times where it seems to bloom again the most
active belligerent and extreme right.
Although many of the situations in the film are well known to us, not
lack literature on the subject; a humble approach, and skillful
craftsman against seven-headed hydra, is far more novel and gives the
film an added interest.
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