Der Hauptmann 2017

Robert Schwentke

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. Written by Music Box Films

Runtime: 2 hours

 

Credits

Cast

  • Harald Warmbrunn Farmer
  • Christian Wagner Linke
  • Damian Ul Feldgendarm
  • Shannon Staller Jenny
  • Jakub Sierenberg Flak Soldat
  • David Scheller Claasen
  • Kordian Rekowski Totschläger
  • Annina Polivka Erika
  • Stefan Kolosko Peller
  • Alexander Hörbe Schnabel
  • Jörn Hentschel Farmer
  • Britta Hammelstein Gerda
  • Sascha Alexander Gersak Sichner
  • Rike Eckermann Farmer's Wife
  • Marko Dyrlich Brockhoff
  • Blerim Destani Dahler-Kaufmann
  • Haymon Maria Buttinger Dr. Kremer
  • Hendrik Arnst Weyher
  • Eugenie Anselin Irmgard
  • Wolfram Koch Schneider
  • Samuel Finzi Roger
  • Alexander Fehling Junker
  • Waldemar Kobus Hansen
  • Bernd Hölscher Schütte
  • Frederick Lau Kipinski
  • Milan Peschel Freytag
  • Max Hubacher Willi Herold

Writers

  • Robert Schwentke

Producers

  • Markus Barmettler
  • Paulo Branco
  • Piotr Dzieciol
  • Felix Eisele
  • Marcel Greive
  • Heino Herrenbrück
  • Daniel Hetzer
  • Philip Lee
  • Julia M. Müller
  • Jakob Neuhäusser
  • Kay Niessen
  • Ewa Puszczynska
  • Frieder Schlaich
  • Irene von Alberti