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Year: 2017

Original Title: Der Hauptmann

Country: Germany

Length: 114 minutes

Genre: Drama, History, War

Studios: Alfama Films, Opus Films

Suitable only for 15 years and over

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Release Dates

United Kingdom: September 21 2018

United States: July 27 2018

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Ranking: 175 out of 14,323 movies (up 160)

5,9

4.8 by 1 users

7.0 by 1 media

Plot

This docu-drama style film follows the footsteps of a 19-year-old ragged and hungry soldier named Willi Herold (Max Hubacher), a deserter from the German army. These are the last moments of World War II and the fall of the Third Reich is taking place. To stay warm, the young man steals an abandoned Nazi captain uniform but he's surprised to see that his new suit helps him to become an officer and gather a group of deserters like him that are ready to follow a leader, whoever he is. This alliance will start assassinations and looting as it passes through Nazi Germany, discovering a series of atrocities that serve as a reminder of the consequences of unlimited political power and social conformity.

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It was screened for the first time in the Special Presentations section at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. The film got great reviews in San Sebastian Film Festival 2017, where it won the Best Cinematography Award for Florian Ballhaus. After directing a couple of films in his born natural Germany, Robert Schwentke decided to try in Hollywood. There, he directed, with different fortune, films like '[FLIGHTPLAN]', '[RED]' or the second and third parts of '[THE DIVERGENT SERIES]'. Tired of Hollywood and with the intention of spending mire time with his family, he decided to come back to Germany, where he has mad his best valued film to this date.

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