Sophie Scholl: The Final Days

  • Marc Rothemund
  • Germany
  • 2005
  • 117'
  • Sophie Scholl: Die letzten Tage

The White Rose is a secret society which uses nonviolent methods to fight the Nazi regime. Its members are young people, mostly students, among them brother and sister, Sophie and Hans Scholl, and their friend Cristoph Probst. Sophie and Hans hand out anti-Nazi flyers at their university, but get caught. At the police station they try to deny everything at first, but Hans soon gives in. To protect the other members, so does Sophie. The inspector offers her leniency in return for giving up on her beliefs and betraying the others.

Marc Rothemund

Born in 1968. He began his career as assistant director to Helmut Dietl, Bernd Eichinger, Dominik Graf, and Gérard Corbiau. In 1998, he won the Bavarian Film Prize as Best Young Director for his debut feature Das merkwürdige Verhalten. His second feature Harte Jungs (Just the Two of Us) was one of the most successful films of 1999.

Sophie Scholl: The Final Days

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Festivals & Awards
Berlin International Film Festival 2005 – Silver Bear fo r Best Director and Best Actress; European Film Awards 2005 – Audience Award for Best European Director and Best European Actress, European Film Award for Best Actress; German Film Awards 2005 – Audience Award for German Film of the Year, Film Award in Gold for Best Leading Actress, Film Award in Silver for Outstanding Feature Film

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