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... The Third Reich’s flawed ideology is put to the test in this powerful drama that tells the true story of Sophie Scholl, a celebrated German heroine who stood up to the Reich with her democratic beliefs, paying the ultimate price. In Germany the people were ready for Hitler and so he took ... Read review

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"...tells the true story of Sophie Scholl, a celebrated German heroine who stood up to the Reich with her democratic beliefs, paying the ultimate price. In Germany the people were ready for Hitler and so he took power, the will of the people, for the people. The Holocaust could not have happened without that obedience. If the state allows us to be evil then most people will be, simple as, the no hassle option. But, if like the British Muslims when they ..." Read review
20.04.2012

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Set in Munich in 1943. Brother and sister, Sophie and Hans Scholl are members of student resistance group 'White Rose' against the Nazi regime and are arrested for distributing fliers around the University. The two students are interrogated and Hans finally breaks down and confesses. Sophie has no choice but to defend her beliefs and protect her brother and her friends. Based on the real activities of the 'White Rose' resistance group, recovered interrogation papers and witness interviews.

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Actor(s) Julia Jentsch, Alexander Held, Fabian Hinrichs, Julia Jentsch, Johanna Gastdorf, Alexander Held, Andre Hennicke, Fabian Hinrichs, Johanna Gastdorf, Andre Hennicke
Director(s) Marc Rothemund, Marc Rothemund
Genre Drama
Classification Parental Guidance
Production Year 2005
Colour Colour
Video Category World Cinema Feature Film
Country Of Origin Germany

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DVD Region DVD
Studio(s) DRAKES AVENUE PICTURES; LACE GROUP; SONY DADC
Screenwriter Fred Breinersdorfer

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Main Language German

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Special Features Special Edition, Special Edition
Sound Dolby Digital
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Professional reviews

Review Enormously powerful and, as a testament to the power of human integrity, it is peerless. (Daily Mail, 2008-07-22)

Terrifically gripping (Dazed And Confused, 2008-07-22)

A compelling chronicle of courage. (Empire, 2008-07-22)

As with the brilliant 'Downfall', 'Sophie Scholl' is compelling viewing. (Hotdog, 2008-07-22)

Masterful and heart-rending (Sunday Express, 2008-07-22)

A fiercely sombre movie... powerfully acted. (The Guardian, 2008-07-22)

The film is superbly well-crafteds as a political thriller. (The Independent, 2008-07-22)

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