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Sophie Scholl: The Final Days(Sophie Scholl – Die letzten Tage)

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Germany · 2005
1h 57m
Director Marc Rothemund
Starring Julia Jentsch, Fabian Hinrichs, Alexander Held, Johanna Gastdorf
Genre Drama, History

The true story of Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine brought to thrilling, dramatic life. Sophie Scholl stars Julia Jentsch in a luminous performance as the fearless activist of the underground student resistance group, The White Rose. Armed with long-buried historical records of her incarceration, director Marc Rothemund expertly re-creates the last six days of Sophie Scholl's life.

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Salon by Andrew O'Hehir

It's a crisply made, absorbing human drama that frames its moral confrontation between good and evil in universal terms.


Variety by Derek Elley

An ace performance by 26-year-old Julia Jentsch ("The Edukators," "Snowland"), as the quietly determined Munich student who was beheaded for distributing counter-propaganda leaflets in 1943, gives pic a focused dramatic power.


The Hollywood Reporter by Kirk Honeycutt

Rock solid performances by up-and-coming German actress Julia Jentsch as Sophie and Alexander Held ("Downfall") as Mohr along with an excellent cast of supporting players insure that no one mistakes this for a lifeless docu-drama.


Village Voice by Leslie Camhi

A life so tragically and quickly extinguished presents maudlin temptations, but director Marc Rothemund ably resists them. His gripping, moving film focuses on a breathtakingly brief five-day period.


The New York Times by Stephen Holden

This gripping true story, directed in a cool, semi-documentary style by the German filmmaker Marc Rothemund from a screenplay by Fred Breinersdorfer, challenges you to gauge your own courage and strength of character should you find yourself in similar circumstances.

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