2005 Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign language Film, Sophie Scholl: The Final Days is the true story of Germany’s most famous anti-Nazi heroine brought to thrilling dramatic life. Sophie Scholl stars Julia Jentsch in a luminous performance as the fearless activist of the underground student resistance group, The White Rose.
Armed with long-buried historical records of her 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 in 1943 Munich. Unwavering in her convictions and loyalty to her comrades, her cross-examination by the Gestapo 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. –IMDb
Marc Rothemund, born in 1968, comes from a Munich ”film family“. His grandfather, Siegfried Rothemund, was the producer of Siro-Musik and head of press for Das Maedchen Rosemarie (1958); Marc Rothemund began his professional career as assistant director to Helmut Dietl (for ROSSINI), Bernd Eichinger (for ‘Das Mädchen Rosemarie’, a remake of his grandfather’s classic), Dominik Graf (for ‘Sperling’) and Gérard Corbiau (for FARINELLI). In 1998 he obtained the Bavarian Film Prize as best young director for his first feature film DAS MERKWÜRDIGE VERHALTEN GESCHLECHTSREIFER GROSSSTÄDTER ZUR PAARUNGSZEIT (‘Love Scenes from Planet Earth’). With 1.7 million spectators, his second feature HARTE JUNGS (‘Just the Two of Us’) was one of the most successful films of 1999. His TV thriller ‘Das Duo – Der Liebhaber’ won the VFF TV Movie Award in 2003.
With SOPHIE SCHOLL-THE FINAL DAYS, Marc Rothemund continues his successful collaboration with screenwriter Fred Breinersdorfer, which was launched… read more
Even though you know what's coming, this true story still grips and horrifies. Julia Jentsch gives a remarkable and deeply moving portrayal of a student who, alongside her brother and others, works as an activist in an underground organisation dedicated to distributing propaganda against the Nazi regime. Her swift arrest, interrogation and trial happens terrifyingly quickly as Nazi 'justice' takes its due course.....