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Release Year: 2015

Rating: 7.0/10 ( voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel

Stars: Christian Friedel, Katharina Schüttler, Burghart Klaußner

The breath-taking story of a man who nearly would have changed the world. 1939, when Hitler convinced millions of people at the height of his power, one said a radical No: Georg Elser, disparaged as an assassin, is one of the greatest resistance fighters.

Writers: Léonie-Claire Breinersdorfer, Fred Breinersdorfer, Christian Friedel, Katharina Schüttler, Burghart Klaußner, Christian Friedel, Katharina Schüttler, Burghart Klaußner, Johann von Bülow, Felix Eitner, David Zimmerschied, Rüdiger Klink, Simon Licht, Cornelia Köndgen, Martin Maria Abram, Michael Kranz, Gerti Drassl, Lissy Pernthaler, Valentina Repetto, Anna Unterberger, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Christian Friedel - Georg Elser
Katharina Schüttler - Elsa
Burghart Klaußner - Arthur Nebe
Johann von Bülow - Heinrich Müller
Felix Eitner - Hans Eberle
David Zimmerschied - Josef Schurr
Rüdiger Klink - Erich
Simon Licht - SS Obergruppenführer
Cornelia Köndgen - Maria Elser
Martin Maria Abram - Ludwig Elser
Michael Kranz - Franz Xaver Lechner
Gerti Drassl - Lore
Lissy Pernthaler - Protokollführerin
Valentina Repetto - Brunhilde
Anna Unterberger - Anna

Taglines: This man could have changed history


Official Website: Official Facebook | Official site [Japan]

Country: Germany

Language: German

Release Date: 3 Jan 2015

Filming Locations: Germany

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User Review


Rating: 8/10

Unlike so many subsidised movies about the Nazi era, this one isn't superficial and moralistic. Instead it tries to, and succeeds in, painting an authentic portrait of the prewar Nazi era in a village in rural Germany. Most of all, the movie is captivating. We get under the skin of this idiosyncratic carpenter who missed changing world history, and possibly saving tens of millions of lives, by a margin of just 13 minutes.

The movie stands of as one of the few who manage to depict what it could have been like to live under the Nazi dictatorship. What would you do if one of your friends was sent off to do forced labour, or another one was pilloried for her supposedly immoral behaviour. As the benefactors of a free society, we would like to think that we would stand up against such injustice. This movie conveys how difficult, how impossible it was to be decent under the Nazi yoke. It goes much to Georg Elser's credit that he tried to do the impossible nevertheless.


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