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© Filmgalerie 451

In the last desperate 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 is trying to escape from.

Robert Schwentke was born in 1968. He studied Literature and Philosophy at the Eberhard Karl University in Tübingen and later earned an MFA in Directing from the American Film Institute. A selection of his films includes: TATTOO (2002), EIERDIEBE (2003), FLIGHTPLAN (2005), LIE TO ME (pilot, 2009), THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE (2009), R.E.D. (2010), R.I.P.D. (2013), THE NOVICE (pilot, 2014), DIVERGENT - INSURGENT (2015), DIVERGENT - ALLEGIANT (2016), and THE CAPTAIN (2017).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2017
Director Robert Schwentke
Screenplay Robert Schwentke
Cinematography Florian Ballhaus
Cast Max Hubacher, Milan Peschel, Frederick Lau, Alexander Fehling, Bernd Hölscher, Waldemar Kobus, Britta Hammelstein, Sascha Alexander Geršak, Samuel Finzi, Wolfram Koch
Producers Frieder Schlaich, Irene von Alberti
Co-Producers Paolo Branco, Ewa Puszczynska, Marcel Grieve
Production Company Filmgalerie 451, in co-production with Alfama Films, Opus Film
Length 118 min
Format b&w, cs
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Toronto 2017, San Sebastian 2017, Camerimage 2017, Les Arcs 2017, Rotterdam 2018, Hong Kong 2018, Istanbul 2018, Vilnius 2018, Ankara 2018, Seattle 2018, Traverse City FF 2018, Cineopcalypse 2018, CPH PIX 2018, Haugesund 2018
Awards Jury Prize Best Cinematography San Sebastian 2017, Young Jury Award/The Press Award Special Mention/The 20 Minutes of Audacity Prize Les Arcs 2017, FIPRESCI Award Vilnius 2018, German Film Award 2018 (Best Sound Design), Stanley Kubrick Award for Bold Filmmaking Traverse City 2018, Bavaria Film Prize 2019 (Best Newcomer Actor: Max Hubacher)
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, MFG Baden-Württemberg, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Eurimages, German Federal Film Fund, BKM, German-Polish Co-Development Fund, Polish Film Institute

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