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Elser (2015)

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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.

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... Georg Elser
... Elsa
... Arthur Nebe
... Heinrich Müller
Felix Eitner ... Hans Eberle
... Josef Schurr
Rüdiger Klink ... Erich
Simon Licht ... SS Obergruppenführer
... Maria Elser
Martin Maria Abram ... Ludwig Elser
... Franz Xaver Lechner
Gerti Drassl ... Lore
Lissy Pernthaler ... Protokollführerin
Valentina Repetto ... Brunhilde
... Anna
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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 Andrei

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Based on the true story of the man minutes away from almost killing Adolf Hitler See more »

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Biography | Drama | War

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Rated R for disturbing violence and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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30 June 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Elser: Er hätte die Welt verändert  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$15,806, 7 July 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$161,531, 12 October 2017
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Based on a true story. See more »

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In the first flashback to 1932, two young boys are shown trading cards of airplanes. One of the cards shows a Messerschmidt Bf-109, which one boy also calls a "Messerschmidt". But the Bf-109 had it's first flight only in 1935 and entered service not until 1937, so it would not have been featured in a 1932 trading cards game. See more »

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Georg Elser: If humanity isn't free, everything dies with it.
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References Tarzan the Fearless (1933) See more »

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Working class hero
1 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

Unlike so many subsidised movies about the Nazi era, this one isn't superficial and moralistic. Instead it tries to, and succeeds in, painting an authentic portrait of the prewar Nazi era in a village in rural Germany. Most of all, the movie is captivating. We get under the skin of this idiosyncratic carpenter who missed changing world history, and possibly saving tens of millions of lives, by a margin of just 13 minutes.

The movie stands of as one of the few who manage to depict what it could have been like to live under the Nazi dictatorship. What would you do if one of your friends was sent off to do forced labour, or another one was pilloried for her supposedly immoral behaviour. As the benefactors of a free society, we would like to think that we would stand up against such injustice. This movie conveys how difficult, how impossible it was to be decent under the Nazi yoke. It goes much to Georg Elser's credit that he tried to do the impossible nevertheless.


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