Sophie Scholl: The Final Days

Sophie Scholl: The Final Days

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Director: Marc Rothemund, Julia Jentsch, Alexander Held, Fabian Hinrichs

Cast: Marc Rothemund, Julia Jentsch, Alexander Held, Fabian Hinrichs

     
 

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Filmmaker Marc Rothemund utilizes long-buried historical records to reconstruct the last six days in the life of renowned German anti-Nazi activist Sophie Scholl (Julia Jentsch) in an Academy Award-nominated feature that earned star Julia Jentsch a Best Actress award at both the 2005 Lolas and the 2005

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Filmmaker Marc Rothemund utilizes long-buried historical records to reconstruct the last six days in the life of renowned German anti-Nazi activist Sophie Scholl (Julia Jentsch) in an Academy Award-nominated feature that earned star Julia Jentsch a Best Actress award at both the 2005 Lolas and the 2005 Berlin International Film Festival. The year is 1943 and Adolf Hitler's devastating march across Europe has resulted in the formation of the White Rose, an underground resistance movement born in Munich and dedicated to the fall of the Third Reich. Despite being one of the only female members in the White Rose movement, Sophie Scholl's conviction is strong and her will unbreakable. Eventually arrested by the Gestapo for distributing pamphlets on campus alongside her brother Hans, Sophie boldly maintains her ground by calling for freedom and personal responsibility and never once backing down even in the face of certain, inescapable death.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Steve Futterman
Conformity to a repressive government is a theme that has timeless significance. Based on true events, Sophie Scholl: The Final Days focuses on a young German student who, in the midst of World War II, expressed her opposition to the Nazi regime and paid for her defiance with her life. As portrayed in an impassioned performance by Julia Jentsch, the fearless 23-year-old Sophie finds herself in a battle of wits with a Nazi prosecutor, after her activities with the anti-Third Reich White Rose movement are made public. Scholl’s passion and keen intelligence make her a formidable foe, confounding the morally impotent Nazi officials. Making good on its title, director Marc Rothemund’s Oscar-nominated film concentrates on the trial and subsequent sentencing of this too-little-recognized -- at least in the U.S. -- heroine. Through detailed direction and vigorous performances, Scholl’s stirring story becomes as relevant today as it was six decades ago.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/14/2006
UPC:
0795975108331
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
NR
Source:
Zeitgeist Films
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:57:00
Sales rank:
35,613

Special Features

Side One:; Gorgeous 16:9 anamorphic transfer; U.S. theatrical trailer; Optional English subtitles; ; Side Two:; "The Making of Sophie Scholl": One hour of behind-the-scenes production footage and on-location interviews; Thirteen deleted and alternate scenes; Historical interviews about the real Sophie Scholl and The White Rose, including archival trial footage; Optional English Subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Julia Jentsch Sophie Scholl
Alexander Held Robert Mohr
Fabian Hinrichs Hans Scholl
Johanna Gastdorf Else Gebel
André Hennicke Roland Freisler
Florian Stetter Actor
Johannes Suhm Actor
Maximilian Brückner Actor
Lilli Jung Actor
Jörg Hube Actor
Petra Kelling Actor
Franz Staber Actor

Technical Credits
Marc Rothemund Director,Producer
Patrick Brandt Production Manager
Fred Breinersdorfer Producer,Screenwriter
Sven Burgemeister Producer
Tschangis Chahrokh Sound Mixer,Sound/Sound Designer
Natascha Curtius-Noss Costumes/Costume Designer
Daniel Dietenberger Sound/Sound Designer
Gregor Eckstein Makeup
Martine Flener Makeup
Hellmut Fulss Asst. Director
Hans Funck Editor
Magda Habernickel Sound/Sound Designer
Reinhold Heil Score Composer
Jana Karen Art Director
Johnny Klimek Score Composer
Martin Langer Cinematographer
Christoph Mueller Producer
Nessie Nesslauer Casting
Bettina Reitz Co-producer
Alexander Saal Sound/Sound Designer
Roland Winke Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- Sophie Scholl: The Final Days
1. "Sugar" [1:53]
2. The White Rose [7:19]
3. Peaceful Resistance [4:53]
4. Arrested [4:38]
5. Introducing Inspector Mohr [9:59]
6. Child Behind Bars [4:41]
7. Runs in the Family [11:22]
8. False Confession [6:40]
9. It's Me You Want [10:40]
10. Decency, Morals, and God [9:45]
11. Beautiful Sunny Day [10:32]
12. Court for the People [4:35]
13. Taking the Stand [7:02]
14. Final Verdict [7:05]
15. Birth of a Hero [8:07]
16. End Credits [6:24]
Disc #1, Side B -- Sophie Scholl: The Final Days- Special Features
1. The 6th Flyer [:10]
1. Late Night Stranger [3:00]
1. Last Letter [1:17]
1. Searched by Else [2:17]
1. Struggle and Loss [1:02]
1. Remembering Fritz [3:47]
1. Cigarettes and Freedom [1:54]
1. Christoph on Trial [2:02]
1. Hans on Trial [4:52]
1. Sophie on Trial [7:22]
1. Attorney's Defense [5:03]
1. Parents at the Trial [2:08]
1. Thomas Mann SFX [:28]
14. Chapter 14 [1:09]
1. Credits/Scholl's Apartment [3:08]
1. The Drawing Studio [2:53]
1. The University [5:11]
1. City Hall [14:26]
1. Bavaria Studio [13:51]
1. Prison [5:48]
1. Guillotine [9:24]

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Sophie Scholl: The Final Days 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
RobbieBobby44 More than 1 year ago
A riveting, electrifying performance by Julia Jentsch. Within the first two minutes, you fall in love with her as she showcases a vibrant personality, full of life and energy and spirit. She only becomes more amazing as the film unfolds. A must-have for all history buffs, and I also recommend that you read the book "Sophie Scholl and the White Rose."
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Guest More than 1 year ago
When i saw this movie, i have to admit that i did not really know who sophie scholl was. I heard bits and pieces about her but after watching the movie and reading the history book on her, i was deeply moved and saw a piece of wwii history that was never really mentioned. That not all germans were against the nazis. There were some like her who were against the madness of hitler and his nazis, there were some who believed that all jewish people had a right to exist and to be free to live in this world like anyone else. We should have more people like sophie scholl fighting against evil like she did. You have got to watch this movie!
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