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Der Hauptmann ()


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In the last moments of World War II, a young German soldier fighting for survival finds a Nazi captain's uniform. Impersonating an officer, the man quickly takes on the monstrous identity of... See more »

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Willi Herold
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Freytag
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Kipinski
Bernd Hölscher ...
Schütte
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Hansen
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Junker
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Roger
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Schneider
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eugenie Anselin ...
Irmgard
Hendrik Arnst ...
Weyher
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Dr. Kremer
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Dahler-Kaufmann
Marko Dyrlich ...
Brockhoff
Rike Eckermann ...
Farmer's Wife
Sascha Alexander Gersak ...
Sichner
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Gerda
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Farmer
Alexander Hörbe ...
Schnabel
Stefan Kolosko ...
Peller
Annina Polivka ...
Erika
Kordian Rekowski ...
Totschläger
David Scheller ...
Claasen
Jakub Sierenberg ...
Flak Soldat
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Jenny
Damian Ul ...
Feldgendarm
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Linke (as Christian Wagner)
Harald Warmbrunn ...
Farmer

Directed by

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Robert Schwentke

Written by

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Robert Schwentke ... ()

Produced by

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Markus Barmettler ... executive producer
Paulo Branco ... co-producer
Piotr Dzieciol ... co-producer
Felix Eisele ... line producer
Marcel Greive ... co-producer
Heino Herrenbrück ... line producer
Daniel Hetzer ... executive producer
Philip Lee ... executive producer
Julia M. Müller ... associate producer
Jakob Neuhäusser ... line-producer: preparation
Kay Niessen ... executive producer
Ewa Puszczynska ... co-producer
Frieder Schlaich ... producer
Irene von Alberti ... line producer / producer

Music by

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Martin Todsharow

Cinematography by

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Florian Ballhaus

Film Editing by

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Michal Czarnecki

Editorial Department

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Krzysztof Korybut Daszkiewicz ... assistant editor
Maja Tennstedt ... assembly editor

Casting By

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Anja Dihrberg

Production Design by

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Harald Turzer

Art Direction by

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Jurek Kuttner

Set Decoration by

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Alwara Thaler

Makeup Department

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Anna Freund ... additional makeup artist
Gloria Göschel ... additional makeup artist
Grit Hildenbrand ... makeup artist
Doreen Kindler ... key makeup artist / makeup artist
Veronika Knigge ... additional makeup artist
Judith Kröher ... makeup artist
Franziska Maaß ... additional makeup artist
Marcus Michael ... makeup artist
Sarah Neumeier ... additional makeup artist
Hanna Riehm ... makeup artist
Elise Tillmann ... additional makeup artist

Production Management

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Karsten Christoph ... set manager
Heino Herrenbrück ... production manager
Diana Minkenberg ... unit manager
Daniel Schwarz ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Simon Aschenbrenner ... second assistant director
Christian Hoyer ... first assistant director
Dominik Watin ... third assistant director

Art Department

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Philipp Eggert ... first assistant scenographer
Friederike Gast ... assistant set decorator
Ole Kloss ... propmaster
Julian Knaack ... art department trainee
Catarina Sampaio ... graphic designer
Harald Voss ... stand-by props
Julien Weizenhöfer ... assistant art director
Sasa Zivkovic ... concept artist

Sound Department

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Harald Ansorge ... senior audio producer
André Bendocchi-Alves ... sound designer
Eric Devulder ... sound
Felix Godden ... trainee dialogue editor
Frank Gorgas ... additional boom operator
Martin Langenbach ... foley artist
Sabrina Naumann ... dialogue editor
Laura Plock ... foley editor
Rafael Ridao ... boom operator
Maxim Romasevich ... re-recording assistant
Detlef A. Schitto ... sound mixer / sound recordist
Martin Steyer ... re-recording mixer
Moritz Unger ... adr recordist
Jascha Viehl ... sound effects editor
Daniel Weis ... adr recordist
Markus Wurster ... re-recording mix assistant

Special Effects by

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Michael Rudnik ... special effects supervisor
Andreas Schiller ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Stefan Brenner ... visual effects producer
Heiko Burkardsmaier ... visual effects executive producer
Rouven Dombrowski ... visual effects set supervisor: Mackevision
Lukas Fabian ... compositing artist: Mackevision
Florian Franke ... compositing artist: Mackevision
Emanuel Fuchs ... visual effects artist: Mackevision
Christian Godzik ... senior visual effects artist: Mackevision
Jörn Großhans ... visual effects supervisor
Timo Hanczuk ... compositing artist: Mackevision
Julian Körrenz ... compositing artist: Mackevision
Peter Lames ... compositing artist: Mackevision
Gus Martinez ... senior compositing artist: Mackevision
Bernd Nalbach ... cg supervisor: Mackevision
Tobias Pfeiffer ... visual effects senior editor: Mackevision
Sebastian Plank ... visual effects artist: Mackevision
Stephan Schaefholz ... compositing supervisor: Mackevision
Stefan Schorer ... visual effects producer
Johannes Weiss ... matchmove artist: Mackevision
Jörg Wohnsiedler ... visual effects editor: Mackevision
Klaus Wuchta ... senior compositing artist: Mackevision
Christian Zilliken ... cg supervisor: Mackevision

Stunts

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Jan Böhme ... stunts
Wanja Götz ... stunt coordinator
Thomas Hacikoglu ... stunt performer
Fred Hady ... stunt performer
Steffen Jung ... stunt player
Marno Röder ... stunt player

Camera and Electrical Department

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Mathias Beier ... rigging gaffer
Florian Emmerich ... camera operator
Thomas Hübener ... remote head technician
Rafael Jeneral ... first assistant camera
Tobias Kownatzki ... first assistant camera: additional "b" camera
Daniel Mock ... Digital Imaging Technician
Helmut Prein ... additional gaffer
Christian Scheibe ... key grip
Kaja Styczynska ... second assistant camera
Janosch Voss ... gaffer

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Agata Drozdowska ... assistant costume designer
Magdalena Rutkiewicz ... key costumer

Location Management

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Ronny Engel ... location manager

Music Department

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Martin Todsharow ... music supervisor

Transportation Department

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Richard Heinecke ... production driver
Jens Marschalleck ... production driver
Willy Necke ... production driver
Stefan Noebel-Heise ... production driver

Other crew

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Candy Maldonado Agustin ... continuity
Patrick Dielefeld ... assistant set manager
Caroline Dietze ... production coordinater / production coordinator
Ingo Fischer ... rights and clearances
Anja Knobloch ... set runner
Julia M. Müller ... production assistant
Hagen Rohling ... set runner

Thanks

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Matthew Wilder ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

The Captain follows Willi Herold (Max Hubacher), a German army deserter who stumbles across an abandoned Nazi captain's uniform during the last, desperate weeks of the Third Reich. Newly emboldened by the allure of a suit that he stole only to stay warm, Willi discovers that many Germans will follow the leader, whosoever that happens to be. A parade of fresh atrocities follow in the self-declared captain's wake, and serve as a profound reminder of the consequences of social conformity and untrammeled political power. Simultaneously a historical docudrama, a tar-black comedy, and a sociological treatise, The Captain presents fascism as a pathetic pyramid scheme, a system to be gamed by the most unscrupulous and hollow-souled. Written by Music Box Films

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Also Known As
  • Kapitan (Poland)
  • O Capitão (Portugal)
  • The Captain - l'usurpateur (France)
  • The Captain (World-wide, English title)
  • El Capitán (Spain)
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  • 118 min
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Trivia It was screened in the Special Presentations section at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. See more »

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