Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage

Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage

Deutschland 2004, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Sophie Scholl – The Final Days

Spring 1943. The Germans have lost the battle for Stalingrad and, in Munich, members of the White Rose infiltrate the city with a wave upon wave of anti-Hitler activities and slogans. Sophie and Hans Scholl are busy distributing flyers in the main hall of Munich University when they are observed and arrested.

From this point on, the film adopts Sophie’s perspective to tell the story of the interrogations that followed their arrest, as well as the brother and sister’s trial and pronouncement of their sentence.

At first, Sophie feigns innocence, fighting tooth and nail to secure her and her brother’s release. However, sensing that the death penalty awaits them, she then does her best to protect her brother and the other resistance fighters. Gestapo man Mohr begins to admire Sophie and indicates that he will help her if she admits to being a fellow-traveller. But Sophie refuses to give up her conviction, instead confronting Mohr with his own unthinking perception of what is right and just.

Roland Freisler, chief of the Nazis’ "People’s Court", is sent from Berlin to Munich to conduct a show trial against the students – in spite of the fact that the death penalty has already been decided from the outset. At a hearing that makes a mockery of all the rules of jurisprudence, Sophie and her brother are sentenced to the death penalty. During the trial, Sophie battles so brilliantly against Freisler (who is positively snorting with rage) that her steadfast behaviour even wins her the approval of the male Nazi spectators at court.

As soon as the trial is over, the brother and sister are taken away to Stadelheim to be executed. They are allowed to say goodbye to their parents before sharing their final cigarette. History has of course shown that Sophie Scholl was right in her last, defiant prediction to Freisler: "You’re hanging us today but, tomorrow, it’ll be your heads that will roll!"

Source: 55. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue) 

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Credits

Director:Marc Rothemund
Screenplay:Fred Breinersdorfer
Director of photography:Martin Langer
Editing:Hans Funck
Music:Gert Wilden jun., Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek
  
Cast: 
Julia JentschSophie Scholl
Fabian HinrichsHans Scholl
Alexander HeldRobert Mohr
Florian StetterChristoph Probst
Johannes SuhmAlexander Schmorell
Johanna GastdorfElse Gebel
Franz StaberWerner Scholl
Jörg HubeRobert Scholl
Petra KellingMagdalena Scholl
Lilli JungGisela Schertling
Maximilian BrücknerWilli Graf
André M. HennickeDr. Roland Freisler
Wolfgang PreglerJakob Schmid
Erich MenzelHefner
Klaus HändlLocher
Elias LobeweinProtokollführer
Christian HoeningWeyersberg
Paul HerwigAugust Klein
Anton FiglFerdinand Seidl
Maria HofstätterWärterin
Dieter RuppZellenwärter
  
Production company:Goldkind Filmproduktion GmbH & Co. KG (München), Broth Film (München)
Producer:Christoph Müller, Sven Burgemeister, Marc Rothemund, Fred Breinersdorfer

All Credits

Director:Marc Rothemund
Assistant director:Hellmut Fulss
Script supervisor:Nina Kötter
Screenplay:Fred Breinersdorfer
Director of photography:Martin Langer
Assistant camera:Christian Nils Dlusztus
2nd Camera unit:Nathalie Wiedemann
Steadycam operator:Thomas Frischhut, Markus Pohlus
Titles / Opticals:Darius Ghanai
Lighting design:Wolfgang Dell
Set design:Jana Karen
Property master:Fritz Galla
Stand-by props:Manfred Hörmann
Make-up artist:Martine Flener, Gregor Eckstein
Costume design:Natascha Curtius-Noss
Editing:Hans Funck
Assistant editor:Andschana Eschenbach
Sound design:Alexander Saal, Daniel Dietenberger
Sound:Roland Winke
Music recording:Peter Fuchs
Audio mixing:Tschangis Chahrokh
Consultant:Dr. Christian Hartmann
Special effects:Dominik Trimborn
Casting:Nessie Nesslauer
Music:Gert Wilden jun., Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek
Arrangement:Gabriel Mounsey
  
Cast: 
Julia JentschSophie Scholl
Fabian HinrichsHans Scholl
Alexander HeldRobert Mohr
Florian StetterChristoph Probst
Johannes SuhmAlexander Schmorell
Johanna GastdorfElse Gebel
Franz StaberWerner Scholl
Jörg HubeRobert Scholl
Petra KellingMagdalena Scholl
Lilli JungGisela Schertling
Maximilian BrücknerWilli Graf
André M. HennickeDr. Roland Freisler
Wolfgang PreglerJakob Schmid
Erich MenzelHefner
Klaus HändlLocher
Elias LobeweinProtokollführer
Christian HoeningWeyersberg
Paul HerwigAugust Klein
Anton FiglFerdinand Seidl
Maria HofstätterWärterin
Dieter RuppZellenwärter
  
Production company:Goldkind Filmproduktion GmbH & Co. KG (München), Broth Film (München)
in co-production with:Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) (München), Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR)/Arte (München), Südwestrundfunk (SWR) (Stuttgart), Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden)
Producer:Christoph Müller, Sven Burgemeister, Marc Rothemund, Fred Breinersdorfer
Producer (TV):Hubert von Spreti, Bettina Reitz, Ulli Herrmann, Jochen Kölsch, Andreas Schreitmüller
Line producer:Jo Schäfer
Unit production manager:Patrick Brandt
Location manager:Joelle-Saba Suys
Post-production:Christine Jahn
Shoot:12.06.2004-20.07.2004: München
Original distributor:X Verleih AG (Berlin)
Funding:FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin)
Length:3176 m, 116 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 09.12.2004, 100000, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung: 13.02.2005, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 24.02.2005;
TV-Erstsendung: 14.06.2007, Arte

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage

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Original

Length:3176 m, 116 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 09.12.2004, 100000, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung: 13.02.2005, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 24.02.2005;
TV-Erstsendung: 14.06.2007, Arte
 

Awards

Verband der deutschen Filmkritik 2006
Preis der deutschen Filmkritik, Beste Darstellerin
 
Academy Awards 2006
Oscar-Nominierung, Bester fremdsprachiger Film
 
Bayerischer Filmpreis 2006
Produzentenpreis, Bester Film des Jahres 2005
 
Europäischer Filmpreis 2005
Beste Darstellerin
Jameson People’s Choice Award, Beste Regie
 
Deutscher Filmpreis 2005
Lola, Beste Hauptdarstellerin
Lola in Gold, Bester Spielfilm
 
IFF Berlin 2005
Silberner Bär, Beste Darstellerin
Preis der ökumenischen Jury
 
Artur Brauer Stiftungspreis 2005
 

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