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Die weiße Rose (1982)

During the Second World War, a small group of students at Munich University begin to question the decisions and sanity of Germany's Nazi government. The students form a resistance cell ... See full summary »

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Michael Verhoeven
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lena Stolze Lena Stolze ... Sophie Scholl
Wulf Kessler Wulf Kessler ... Hans Scholl
Oliver Siebert Oliver Siebert ... Alex Schmorell
Ulrich Tukur ... Willi Graf
Werner Stocker ... Christoph Probst
Martin Benrath ... Prof. Kurt Huber
Anja Kruse ... Traute Lafrenz
Ulf-Jürgen Wagner Ulf-Jürgen Wagner ... Fritz
Mechthild Reinders Mechthild Reinders ... Gisela Schertling
Peter Kortenbach Peter Kortenbach ... Falk Harnack
Gerhard Friedrich Gerhard Friedrich ... Herr Scholl
Sabine Kretzschmar Sabine Kretzschmar ... Frau Scholl
Heinz Simon Keller Heinz Simon Keller ... Werner Scholl (as Heinz Keller)
Susanne Seuffert Susanne Seuffert ... Inge Scholl
Christine Schwarz Christine Schwarz ... Elisabeth Scholl
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During the Second World War, a small group of students at Munich University begin to question the decisions and sanity of Germany's Nazi government. The students form a resistance cell which they name the "White Rose" after a newsletter that is secretly distributed to the student body. At first small in numbers and fearful of discovery, the White Rose begins to gain massive support after a Nazi Gauleiter nearly incites a student riot after a provokative speech. At this point, the matter is taken over by the German Gestapo, who pledge to hunt down and destroy the members of the White Rose. Written by Anthony Hughes <husnock31@hotmail.com>

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

24 September 1982 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A Rosa Branca See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The speech given by Reinhold Olszewski (Gauleiter Giesler) is word-for-word the same as the actual speech given by the Bavarian Gauleiter in 1943. See more »

Quotes

Gauleiter Giesler: You women, when you graduate, leave the university to the men! Your degree, presenting to the fuherer each year a healthy son.
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References Wunschkonzert (1940) See more »

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Resistance
7 September 2009 | by zolaaarSee all my reviews

What I like most about this film is its sobriety, dispassion and sophistication in tackling the topic. There's no idealisation of the resistance group. It is based on precisely researched historical facts which successfully moves over clichés and false glorifications. Director Michael Verhoeven makes clear, that Sophie and Hans Scholl were neither longing for death nor wanted to set a beacon by giving themselves in custody. As incredibly brave and encouraged they were, they wanted to live most of all. The film also prompts questions of resistance fighters in a terror regime: Is there a right to resist against the majority of people? Is violence justified? Is it allowed to carry on sabotage which threatens the population? Is it allowed to wish a defeat for the own country? Is it worth anything to risk one's own life?


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