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Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)

Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage (original title)
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A dramatization of the final days of Sophie Scholl, one of the most famous members of the German World War II anti-Nazi resistance movement, The White Rose.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sophie Scholl
Alexander Held ... Robert Mohr
Fabian Hinrichs ... Hans Scholl
... Else Gebel
... Roland Freisler
... Christoph Probst
... Willi Graf
... Alexander Schmorell
Lilli Jung ... Gisela Schertling
Klaus Händl ... Lohner
Petra Kelling ... Magdalena Scholl
Jörg Hube ... Robert Scholl
Franz Staber ... Werner Scholl
Maria Hofstätter ... Wärterin
Wolfgang Pregler ... Jakob Schmid
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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 Diaboyos

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In 1943, one young woman stood up to the Nazis, her courage made her a legend, this is her story . . . See more »


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24 February 2005 (Germany)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$701,656 (Germany), 4 March 2005

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,795, 19 February 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$676,167, 13 August 2006
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Some scenes were filmed at the University of Munich, the original location where Sophie and Hans Scholl had been arrested. The square in front of the university's main building is called "Geschwister-Scholl-Platz". See more »

Goofs

During the interrogation in which Sophie refers to the mentally ill children: When the interrogator shouts "God does not exist!" and moves to the window, the camera views Sophie from the side. At this stage, her left elbow is on the table, with her left hand hanging down. She then places her right hand on the table. When the camera angle shifts to the front view, her left hand is suddenly on the table, and her right hand is not yet on the table. She lifts it up to push the coffee cup away. See more »

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Sophie Magdalena Scholl: Freedom!
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Connections

Referenced in (500) Days of Summer (2009) See more »

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Mother And Son
Written by Gert Wilden Jr.
Performed by Gert Wilden Jr.
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Bravery to death
3 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

German film is on its way again and this is another example. Sophie Scholl was a member of the White Rose, who distributed pamphlets against Hitler at the Munich university in 1943. That was of course suicide. Gestapo got them.

This is not only a recapitulation. Far from it. There is also a small but strong mini drama between Scholl and the Gestapo interrogator and despite the situation and what in the end can't be avoided, it's not clear who really wins that battle.

Very good acting by Julia Jentsch and Gerald Alexander Held here. A real nightmare and a perverse situation, but still taken out of life. This is not only drama. It is also possible.


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