DVD: Sophie Scholl - The Final Days
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A film of exquisite power and beauty. A docudrama direct from the pages of 20th century history. A reminder of what true bravery is in the face of true evil. Ultimately, a forewarning of what patriotic citizens need to be prepared to do in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. A history lesson, morality story and life lesson in what Gandhi spoke of as "the importance of doing something" even though you may think your action seemingly "insignificant." The members of the White Rose's swift and horrific execution revealed more about the Nazi's fear of a possible rising student oppoosition movement to their ironclad repression of the German people. It showed the world just how afraid oftheir own people this viscious totalitarin tyranny really was by mid-war 1943, just after their unexpected defeat in the Soviet Union.
Side One: • Gorgeous 16:9 anamorphic transfer • U.S. theatrical trailer • optional English subtitles
Side Two: • "The Making of Sophie Scholl" one hour behind-the-scenes production footage and on-location interviews • Thirteen deleted and alternate scenes • Historical interviews about the real Sophie Scholl and The White Rose, including archival trial footage.
"A gripping true story. Challenges you to gauge your own courage. Conveys what it must have been like to be a young, smart, idealstic dissenter in Nazi Germany, where no dissent was tolerated."
- N.Y. Times
"Riveting. Beautiful. Extraordinary. Chilling." - Washington Post
"Compelling. Wire-tight suspense. May sound like a history lesson, but don't be fooled. It's a horror film." - The New Yorker