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Der Hauptmann

IMDb 7.4 118 min
Genre:
Drama, History, War
Stars:
Frederick Lau, Milan Peschel, Max Hubacher, Bernd Hölscher
Director:
Robert Schwentke
Country:
France, China, West Germany, Poland
Rating:
7.3 / 3 times
Release:
2018-03-15
Synopsis:
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. A parade of fresh atrocities follow in the self-declared captain's wake, and serve as a profound reminder of the consequences of social conformity and untrammeled political power. Simultaneously a historical docudrama, a tar-black comedy, and a sociological treatise, The Captain presents fascism as a pathetic pyramid scheme, a system to be gamed by the most unscrupulous and hollow-souled.