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The Captain

6.9
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Original title
Der Hauptmann aka
AKA
  • The Captain
Year
Running time
118 min.
Country
Germany Germany
Director
Screenwriter
Robert Schwentke
Music
Martin Todsharow
Cinematography
Florian Ballhaus (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Germany-France-Poland; Filmgalerie 451 / Alfama Films / Opus Film
Genre
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.
Awards
2017: San Sebastian Film Festival: Official selection. Best Cinematography
2017: German Film Awards: 5 Nominations, including Best Film
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