I loved this movie. There are films that can make you a braver, better person. I found this one gave me those feelings. This film also dealt with the FINAL DAYS and therefore brought a different knowledge, perhaps for some who never knew how they were some of the worst days for those going through that hell during that time in history.
Engaging, well-made and fine acting especially by Julia Dentsch as Sophie Scholl. The film does, however, descend somewhat into melodrama, and I could have done without all the prayer and religious stuff.
I'd have watched a way worse movie about the White Rose and anti-fascist resistance. So I appreciate that this one was in no way terrible. Nicely paced, well acted, and - other than the overwrought score - cinematically inoffensive. Easy Sunday night viewing. (Also, may we all be even half as articulate & courageous as those students; the fight ain't nearly over yet...)
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.....