Sophie Scholl: The Final Days
Autumn 2006 Main series
Sunday, October 15, 2006 at 4:00pm
Sunday, October 15, 2006 at 7:00pm
Monday, October 16, 2006 at 7:00pm
Directed by Marc Rothemund
Starring Julia Jentsch, Fabian Hinrichs, Gerald Alexander Held, Johanna Gastdorf, André Hennicke
Rated NR ·
In 1943, as Hitler continues to wage war across Europe, a group of college students mount an underground resistance movement in Munich. Dedicated expressly to the downfall of the monolithic Third Reich war machine, they call themselves the White Rose. Its sole female member, Sophie Scholl (Julia Jentsch, The Edukators) is captured during a dangerous mission to distribute pamphlets on campus with her brother Hans (Fabian Hinrichs). Unwavering in her convictions and loyalty to the White Rose, her cross-examination by Gestapo official Robert Mohr (Gerald Alexander Held) quickly escalates into a searing test of wills as Scholl delivers a passionate call to freedom and personal responsibility that is both haunting and timeless.
Armed with long-buried historical records of Sophie Scholl’s incarceration, director Marc Rothemund expertly re-creates the last six days of Sophie Scholl’s life: a heart-stopping journey from arrest to interrogation, trial and sentence. Julia Jentsch gives a luminous performance as the young student turned fearless activist. Sophie Scholl: The Final Days received two Silver Bear awards at the 2005 Berlin International Film Festival, and was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.