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.
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
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 »
When we first see Elser working in the clock repair shop, he is working on a modern (brand new) German made chiming clock mechanism, most likely by Hermle. There is also a modern clock case visible facing the camera on his bench. See more »
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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