Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Berlin 2005 (International Competition)

Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage

Sophie Scholl: The Final Days
Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage
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This film depicts the last six days in the life of Sophie Scholl, a remarkable young woman who resisted the Nazi regime. Based on a script that draws on new historical sources, with a minimalistic aesthetic, a concentrated narrative style, and brilliant acting, Marc Rothemund’s film focuses on the psychological debate between Sophie and the perpetrators of Nazi crimes. Sophie’s human and critical judgement is rooted in her Christian conviction. The film’s contemporary resonance is achieved through its ability to evoke dialogue about a Christian perspective on justice and freedom. It expresses a consistant civil courage and resistance against adverse structures of power.