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The Captain (2017)

Der Hauptmann
Running time: 118 min. | Genre: War, Drama, World War II, Nazism, Based on real facts, Holocaust
The Captain

Synopsis

Based on a disturbing true story, The Captain follows Willi Herold (Max Hubacher), a German army deserter who stumbles across an abandoned Nazi captain’s uniform during the last, desperate weeks of the Third Reich. Newly emboldened by the allure of a suit that he stole only to stay warm, Willi discovers that many Germans will follow the leader, whosoever that happens to be.

Cast

Nominations & Awards

Lola Deutscher Filmpreis

Best Sound Design
WINNER
Best Picture
NOMINATED
Best Music (Score)
NOMINATED
Best Film Editing
NOMINATED
Best Supporting Actor (Alexander Fehling)
NOMINATED

San Sebastián Film Festival

Jury Prize - Best Photography
WINNER
Golden Shell - Best Picture
NOMINATED

Details

Original title

Der Hauptmann

Director

Robert Schwentke

Producer

Coproducción Alemania-Francia-Polonia; Filmgalerie 451, Alfama Films, Opus Film

Running time

118 min.

Screenwriter

Robert Schwentke

Music

Martin Todsharow

Cinematography

Florian Ballhaus (B&W)

Year

2017

Country

Germany Germany

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