Der Hauptmann

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.

Genre: Drama, History, War

Actor: Frederick Lau, Milan Peschel, Max Hubacher, Bernd Hölscher

Director: Robert Schwentke

Country: France, China, West Germany, Poland

Duration: 118 min

Quality: SD

Release: 2017

IMDb: 7.4