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 »
In 1942, Friedrich Weimer's boxing skills get him an appointment to a National Political Academy (NaPolA) - high schools that produce Nazi elite. Over his father's objections, Friedrich ... See full summary »
The Final Days is the true story of Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine brought to life. Sophie Scholl is the fearless activist of the underground student resistance group, The White Rose. Using historical records of her incarceration, the film re-creates the last six days of Sophie Scholl's life: a journey from arrest to interrogation, trial and sentence in 1943 Munich. Unwavering in her convictions and loyalty to her comrades, her cross-examination by the Gestapo quickly escalates into a searing test of wills as Scholl delivers a passionate call to freedom and personal responsibility that is both haunting and timeless.Written by
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During his interrogation at trial, Hans Scholl defiantly states that he has served on the Eastern Front and that Judge Roland Freisler has not. Freisler then appears to be taken aback and momentarily silent. In actuality, Freisler was a veteran of the Eastern Front during World War I, saw significant combat, and was wounded and captured. Thus, his demeanor at Hans' statement is somewhat odd. See more »
I was so deeply touched by the life of a very courageous young German woman. Together with her brother and other Munich University students they proceeded to become true resisters of Hitler and the Third Reich. Through intense interrogation and ultimately her trial before the infamous and evil Roland Freisler, Sophie Scholl refused to compromise her stand against one of the most evil empires the world has ever known. In the end, Sophie, her brother and fellow students paid the price with their young lives. Growing up as Jew I always thought there must be people like the Scholls in the midst of Nazi cruelty. I have read about many other Germans since and have been deeply moved by their will to resist under the most difficult circumstances. The movie gripped my emotions so deeply, that at the end I began to cry as my heart went out to this precious young life. I would only hope that my own daughter would grow into the character of a woman like Sophie Scholl. This movie is not to be missed!
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