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13 Minutes (2015)

Elser (original title)
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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)
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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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This man could have changed history 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:

Untitled Johann Georg Elser Project 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

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

During the interrogation of Elser by the German scientists, he is injected with Pervitin, which was the early version of what is known nowadays as crystal meth. 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 »

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The Internationale
(Left wing anthem)
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Working class hero
1 March 2015 | by Karl SelfSee 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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