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Georg Elser - Einer aus Deutschland (1989)

A true story about Johann Georg Elser, a quiet carpenter who tried to assassinate Hitler with an explosive device in 1939.


Stephen Sheppard (novel), Stephen Sheppard (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Klaus Maria Brandauer ... Georg Elser
Rebecca Miller ... Anneliese
Brian Dennehy ... Wagner
Nigel Le Vaillant Nigel Le Vaillant ... Mayer
Maggie O'Neill ... Berta
Roger Ashton-Griffiths ... Watchman
Hans-Michael Rehberg ... Brecht
Dietrich Hollinderbäumer ... Seifert
Elisabeth Orth Elisabeth Orth ... Frau Gruber
Hans Stetter Hans Stetter ... Woywode
Vadim Glowna Vadim Glowna ... Kaufmann
Péter Andorai Péter Andorai ... Leibl
Robert Easton ... Hecht
János Ács János Ács ... Policeman
Ralf Richter Ralf Richter ... SA-Leader (as Ralph Richter)


A true story about Johann Georg Elser, a quiet carpenter who tried to assassinate Hitler with an explosive device in 1939.

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The explosive true story that nearly changed world history.


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West Germany | Austria



Release Date:

19 October 1989 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Georg Elser See more »

Filming Locations:

Hungary See more »

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Black and White (archive footage)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the Dachau concentration camp, Georg Elser was shot dead by the Nazis on 9 April 1945. See more »


Version of Elser (2015) See more »

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A forgotten part of history
6 June 2005 | by juergen-nievelerSee all my reviews

When thinking about German resistance against Hitler, most people can think only of one name: Stauffenberg. Klaus-Maria Brandauer reminds the world that a humble carpenter tried to save the world from the horror of WW2, all by himself.

A great movie, full of suspense, with great actors - especially Brandauer himself.

Especially impressive is the way Brandauer as director managed to show the atmosphere of Nazi-Germany immediately before the war, and atmosphere of fear and mistrust that forced Elser to go to extremes in hiding his plans.

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