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The White Rose (1982)

Die weiße Rose (original title)
During the Second World War, a small group of students at Munich University begin to question the decisions and sanity of Germany's Nazi government. The students form a resistance cell ... See full summary »

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Michael Verhoeven
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lena Stolze ... Sophie Scholl
Wulf Kessler Wulf Kessler ... Hans Scholl
Oliver Siebert Oliver Siebert ... Alex Schmorell
Ulrich Tukur ... Willi Graf
Werner Stocker ... Christoph Probst
Martin Benrath ... Prof. Kurt Huber
Anja Kruse ... Traute Lafrenz
Ulf-Jürgen Wagner Ulf-Jürgen Wagner ... Fritz
Mechthild Reinders Mechthild Reinders ... Gisela Schertling
Peter Kortenbach Peter Kortenbach ... Falk Harnack
Gerhard Friedrich Gerhard Friedrich ... Herr Scholl
Sabine Kretzschmar Sabine Kretzschmar ... Frau Scholl
Heinz Simon Keller Heinz Simon Keller ... Werner Scholl (as Heinz Keller)
Susanne Seuffert Susanne Seuffert ... Inge Scholl
Christine Schwarz Christine Schwarz ... Elisabeth Scholl
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During the Second World War, a small group of students at Munich University begin to question the decisions and sanity of Germany's Nazi government. The students form a resistance cell which they name the "White Rose" after a newsletter that is secretly distributed to the student body. At first small in numbers and fearful of discovery, the White Rose begins to gain massive support after a Nazi Gauleiter nearly incites a student riot after a provokative speech. At this point, the matter is taken over by the German Gestapo, who pledge to hunt down and destroy the members of the White Rose. Written by Anthony Hughes <husnock31@hotmail.com>

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

24 September 1982 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A Rosa Branca See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The speech given by Reinhold Olszewski (Gauleiter Giesler) is word-for-word the same as the actual speech given by the Bavarian Gauleiter in 1943. See more »

Quotes

Gauleiter Giesler: I can certianly understand why some of you girls think that you always have to study. It's because you're not pretty enough to find an admirer!
[boos and hisses]
Gauleiter Giesler: But let me reassure you ladies! I can gladly assign you one of my aids, and I can gauruntee you a pleasurable experiance!
[crowd erupts in fury]
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Xenophobia--The Final Solution
9 November 2008 | by W_DoughertySee all my reviews

"The White Rose" identifies the international effects of post-WWI. Germany sought purity within their culture to counter suffrage imposed by conquering nations. 'The Hun' was hog tied to keep the world safe while WWII developed. In this atmosphere, Nazism flourished with the rise of a gifted communicator, Der Fuehrer--The Leader. In the form of ethnocentrism white roses blossomed. "The White Rose" was a world tragedy not just a nationalistic movement. However, within the hell of Nazi Germany a few youngsters and their academia professors attempted to communicate the reality of hell on earth, and they failed. I have this movie in Beta video format and await a DVD replacement. I was introduced to this film while I was stationed in West Germany in 1982 when it won numerous European awards. It's a classic international film worth owning. I write this review on November 9, 2008 in remembrance of Kristalnacht, November 8, 1938 or The Night of Broken Glass.


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