In the last moments of World War II, a young German soldier fighting for survival finds a Nazi captain's uniform. Impersonating an officer, the man quickly takes on the monstrous identity of the perpetrators he's escaping from.

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Robert Schwentke
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Max Hubacher ... Willi Herold
Alexander Fehling ... Junker
Sebastian Rudolph ... Gefreiter Paul
Max Thommes ... Bursche
Rike Eckermann Rike Eckermann ... Farmer's Wife
Jörn Hentschel ... Farmer
Milan Peschel ... Freytag
Alexander Hörbe ... Schnabel Wirt
Ferdinand Dörfler Ferdinand Dörfler ... Farmer 1
Harald Warmbrunn Harald Warmbrunn ... Farmer 2
Stefan Feddersen-Clausen Stefan Feddersen-Clausen ... Deserteur
Kordian Rekowski Kordian Rekowski ... Totschläger
Frederick Lau ... Kipinski
Sebastian Grempka Sebastian Grempka ... Bomber
Damien Rabjastajn Damien Rabjastajn ... Flak Soldat 1
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During the final weeks of the Third Reich, an army deserter stumbles across an abandoned Nazi captain's uniform. Newly emboldened by the allure of a suit which he stole only to stay warm, he discovers that many Germans will follow the leader, whosoever that happens to be. Written by Music Box Films

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Based on the True Story of the Executioner of Emsland See more »

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Drama | History | Thriller | War

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There's entirely one scene that's colored in the movie. See more »

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After the execution when the dead bodies are being covered with lime, the officer is very careless and a whole cloud of the dust is floating in the air. Lime is a very dangerous corrosive agent which react with water violently and can instantly blind a person if gets into the eye. The execution squad must be aware of this, yet none steps back. See more »

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Willi Herold: My father always said "if you've done something wrong, then at least admit it."
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Realistic view of war
4 April 2018 | by robbemannaertSee all my reviews

You can compare this WWO2 movie with the style of Dunkirk. That means that the movie is not for everyone, but if you can appreciate this kind of movies, it's magnificent. The movie doesn't want to be a hollywood blazing brainless action movie, but wants to portrait the germans on an individual level. Like @barta-46978 says, the movie is about authority and gives yourself an insight in what it must have been at the time, and even how you would react in the given circumstances. The movie is explicit and kind of shocking. It really intrigued me, we need more movies like this.


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Country:

Germany | France | Poland | China | Portugal

Language:

German

Release Date:

27 July 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Captain See more »

Filming Locations:

Görlitz, Saxony, Germany See more »

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Budget:

EUR5,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,568, 29 July 2018

Gross USA:

$109,226

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,196,669
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Dolby Digital | DTS

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Black and White | Color (one sequence)

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2.35 : 1
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