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Sophie Scholl: The Final Days

The true story of Germany’s most famous anti-Nazi heroine is brought to thrilling life in the multi-award winning drama SOPHIE SCHOLL-THE FINAL DAYS. Germany’s official Foreign Language Film selection for the 2005 Academy Awards, SOPHIE SCHOLL stars Julia Jentsch 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 college 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.

Opens February 17 in New York and February 24 in Los Angeles.
Nationwide release to follow, including:

Film Forum, New York, NY – Opens February 17
Music Hall 3, Los Angeles, CA – Opens February 24
Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington, NY – Opens February 24
Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA – March 10 – 16
Sunrise Cinemas 11, Sunrise, FL – Opens March 17
Cape Cinema, Dennis, MA – Opens March 17
Varsity Theatre, Seattle, WA – March 17 – 23
E Street Cinema, Washington DC – Opens March 24
Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, HI – April 22-26
Flicks Theatre, Boise, ID – April 28 – May 4
Cinema 320, Worcester, MA – May 9 – 14

Watch the trailer.


  • Academy Award Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film
  • Winner, Best Actress, European Film Awards
  • Winner, Silver Bear, Berlin International Film Festival, Best Director and Best Actress
  • Winner, Lola Award (German Oscar), Best Film (Audience Award) and Best Actress

“CHILLING AUTHENTICITY! GRIPPINGLY PORTRAYED! Julie Jentsch is terrific! An ace performance!” -Derek Elley, VARIETY

“RIVETING! A heartbreaking yet stirring reminder of the perils, and glory, of courage. A magnetic lead performance!” – John Powers, VOGUE

“HARROWING! HEROIC! Exhilarating! Inspiring! Riveting!” – Kevin Crust, LOS ANGELES TIMES

“SHOCKING AND COMPELLING! It’s early, but it could be one of the best films of 2006!”
– Jeffrey Lyons, NBC’s REEL TALK

“The ultimate homage to the memory of these brave young people… The performances of Scholl and Mohr are full of life and very believable… The story has been respected in every way.” – L’OSSERVATORE ROMANO (Vatican newspaper)

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