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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.

Writers:

Léonie-Claire Breinersdorfer (screenplay), Fred Breinersdorfer (screenplay)
4 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Friedel ... Georg Elser
Katharina Schüttler ... Elsa
Burghart Klaußner ... Arthur Nebe
Johann von Bülow ... Heinrich Müller
Felix Eitner Felix Eitner ... Hans Eberle
David Zimmerschied ... Josef Schurr
Rüdiger Klink Rüdiger Klink ... Erich
Simon Licht Simon Licht ... SS Obergruppenführer
Cornelia Köndgen ... Maria Elser
Martin Maria Abram Martin Maria Abram ... Ludwig Elser
Michael Kranz ... Franz Xaver Lechner
Gerti Drassl Gerti Drassl ... Lore
Lissy Pernthaler Lissy Pernthaler ... Protokollführerin
Valentina Repetto Valentina Repetto ... Brunhilde
Anna Unterberger ... 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 »

Genres:

Biography | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

Germany | Italy

Language:

German

Release Date:

30 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Elser: Er hätte die Welt verändert See more »

Filming Locations:

Germany

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,806, 7 July 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$161,531, 12 October 2017
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

During the interrogation Nebe admonishes Elser for detonating the bomb on November 8 but no explanation for the significance of this date was mentioned. November 8 was the anniversary of Hitler's Beer Hall Putsch, a failed coup attempt in 1923. See more »

Goofs

Boy fishing on wall in picnic scene is using a modern full bale spinning reel-- These were not available commercially until around 1954. See more »

Quotes

Georg Elser: If humanity isn't free, everything dies with it.
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Connections

References Tarzan the Fearless (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

The Internationale
(Left wing anthem)
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It is perfect
5 February 2017 | by eser_ordemSee all my reviews

This film is really perfect. It shows the essence of intellectuality. We are often between society's choices and personal choices. Elser chooses the latter. Therefore, it has a universal value.Everybody needs to watch this movie since it criticizes the system. One should not expect action. It also gives some clues about love. I hope that when you watch it, you will agree because it is about independence, freedom, and intellectuality. It is Kantian in this sense. There are also flashbacks in the movie. This movie can affect the audience's personal choices. Therefore, those who want to pursue freedom can easily adapt to this movie. I strongly recommend everybody that aims to reinforce personal choices and conflicts.


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