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Sophie Scholl – The Final Days

A very powerful film about the murder of three German students to protect Nazi interests. The students were part of the White Rose with intent to distribute anti Nazi pamphlets to educate the already frustrated German people. Definitly worth seeing if you are interested in the Second World War.

The true story of Germany’s most famous anti-Nazi heroine is brought to thrilling life in the multi-award winning drama Sophie Scholl – The Final Days. In 1943, as Hitler continues to wage war across Europe, a group of college students mount an underground resistance movement in Munich. Dedicated expressly to the downfall of the monolithic Third Reich war machine, they call themselves the White Rose. One of its few female members, Sophie Scholl is captured during a dangerous mission to distribute pamphlets on the university campus with her brother Hans.

Unwavering in her convictions and loyalty to the White Rose, her cross-examination by the Gestapo officer Mohr quickly escalates into a searing test of wills as Scholl delivers a passionate call to freedom and personal responsibility that is both haunting and timeless. She lies and denies, schemes and challenges, lays down her arms and picks them up again, with greater force, nearly disarming her opponent.

Then, the crushing evidence, the confession, and Sophie’s last, desperate attempt to protect her brother and the other members of the White Rose. Moved by Sophie’s uncommon bravery, Mohr even offers her a way out – but at the price of betraying her ideals. She refuses the offer, sealing her fate…

Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film of 2005, Sophie Scholl stars Julia Jentsch in a luminous performance as the young coed-turned-fearless activist. Based on hitherto unpublished protocols of the incarceration, director Marc Rothemund expertly re-creates the last six days of Sophie Scholl’s life: a heart-stopping journey from arrest to interrogation, trial and sentence. Posted by Picasa

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