- Original title
Der Hauptmann aka
- Running time
- 118 min.
Florian Ballhaus (B&W)
Co-production Germany-France-Poland; Filmgalerie 451 / Alfama Films / Opus Film
War. Drama | II World War. Nazism. Based On A True Story. Holocaust
- Synopsis / Plot
- Based on a disturbing true story, 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.
: San Sebastian Film Festival: Official selection. Best Cinematography
: German Film Awards: 5 Nominations, including Best Film
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