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Sophie Scholl – The Final Days

Sophie Scholl – The Final Days

Rated (M) 116 Minutes

Directed by Marc Rothemund

Starring Julia Jentsch (The Edukators), Fabian Hinrichs as Hans Scholl, Alexander Held (Downfall) as the Gestapo interrogator Robert Mohr,

André Hennicke as Judge Roland Freisler

SOPHIE SCHOLL-THE FINAL DAYS received three Lolas (German Oscars) including the Audience Award and Best Actress Award to Jentsch for her brilliant characterization of the title role. The film also won two Silver Bears for Best Director and Best Actress at the 2005 Berlin International Film Festival.

The true story of Germany's most famous anti-war heroine is brought to thrilling life in the multi-award winning drama SOPHIE SCHOLL-THE FINAL DAYS, this year's Academy Award® nominee for Best Foreign Language Film of 2005, SOPHIE SCHOLL stars Julia Jentsch (THE EDUKATORS) in a luminous performance as the young coed-turned-fearless activist. Armed with long-buried historical records of her incarceration, director Marc Rothemund expertly re-creates the last six days of Sophie Scholl's life: a heart-stopping journey from arrest to interrogation, trial and sentence.

Distributed by Screenline In Selected Cinemas from November 2

Auckland Rialto, Newmarket

Wellington Paramount and Lighthouse Petone & Pauatahanui Porirua

Christchurch Academy


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MEDIA RELEASE: Auckland September 7, 2006

Sophie Scholl – The Final Days

Directed by Marc Rothemund

Starring Julia Jentsch (The Edukators), Fabian Hinrichs as Hans Scholl, Alexander Held (Downfall) as the Gestapo interrogator Robert Mohr, André Hennicke as Judge Roland Freisler

Distributed by Screenline nationally in selected NZ cinemas November 2

Rated (M) 116 Minutes

The true story of Germany's most famous anti-war heroine is brought to thrilling life in the multi-award winning drama SOPHIE SCHOLL-THE FINAL DAYS. Academy Award® nominee for Best Foreign Language Film of 2005, SOPHIE SCHOLL stars Julia Jentsch (THE EDUKATORS) in a luminous performance as the young coed-turned-fearless activist. Armed with long-buried historical records of her incarceration, director Marc Rothemund expertly re-creates the last six days of Sophie Scholl's life: a heart-stopping journey from arrest to interrogation, trial and sentence.

In 1943, as Hitler continues to wage war across Europe, a group of university students mount an underground resistance movement in Munich. Dedicated expressly to the downfall of the monolithic Third Reich war machine, they call themselves the White Rose. One of its few female members, Sophie Scholl is captured during a dangerous mission to distribute pamphlets on campus with her brother Hans. Unwavering in her convictions and loyalty to the White Rose, her cross-examination by the Gestapo quickly escalates into a searing test of wills as Scholl delivers a passionate call to freedom and personal responsibility that is both haunting and timeless.

Through their resistance and protest against the Nazi regime, Sophie Scholl and her fellow members of the White Rose resistance group have become synonymous with civil courage and a peaceful struggle against the rule of violence and oppression.

SOPHIE SCHOLL-THE FINAL DAYS received three Lolas (German Oscars) including the Audience Award and Best Actress Award to Jentsch for her brilliant characterization of the title role. The film also won two Silver Bears for Best Director and Best Actress at the 2005 Berlin International Film Festival.

“Chilling Authenticity! Grippingly Portrayed! Julia Jentsch is terrific. An ace performance!
– Derek Elley, Variety

“A gripping true story! Challenges you to gauge your own courage! Conveys what it must have been like to be a young, smart, idealistic dissenter in Nazi Germany where no dissent was tolerated."

– Stephen Holden, New York Times
“Heroic! Exhilarating! Inspiring! Riveting!

– Kevin Crust, LA Times
“Powerful! Jentsch is a mesmerizing presence!”
– New York Daily News

Opens November 2: Auckland Rialto
Wellington Paramount, Lighthouse Petone & Lighthouse Pauatahanui Porirua
Christchurch Academy

OFFICIAL FILM WEBSITE: http://www.sophieschollmovie.com/

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