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Set in the chaotic final weeks of World War II in Germany, The Captain is the astonishing true story of a teenage solider whose sadism would eventually earn him the nickname of ‘The Executioner of Emsland’. As a young soldier fleeing military police after abandoning his post, Willi Herold stumbles onto a Nazi captain’s uniform…and wears it to avoid execution. But while disguised and high on the terrifying charisma of his clothing, he invents a secret mission from the Führer and embarks on a brutal odyssey of torture and slaughter.
Directed by Robert Schwentke (The Time Traveler’s Wife, Flightplan and R.E.D.), The Captain is a fast-paced, unsettling and compelling thriller that will stay with you long after the credits roll.
Max Hubacher, Frederic Lau, Alexander Fehling, Waldemar Kobus
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