Die weisse Rose 1982
During the Second World War, a small group of students at Munich University begin to question the decisions and sanity of Germany's Nazi government. The students form a resistance cell which they name the "White Rose" after a newsletter that is secretly distributed to the student body. At first small in numbers and fearful of discovery, the White Rose begins to gain massive support after a Nazi Gauleiter nearly incites a student riot after a provokative speech. At this point, the matter is taken over by the German Gestapo, who pledge to hunt down and destroy the members of the White Rose.

The gripping true story of Sophie Scholl — a young German woman who was murdered, along with several others, for daring to voice anti-Nazi sentiments during the height of WWII — was brought vividly to life in the Oscar-nominated film Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005), a powerful, must-see modern movie. More than twenty years earlier, Michael Verhoeven’s The White Rose told the same story, from a slightly different perspective. While Sophie Scholl was based on recently unearthed transcripts of Sophie’s interrogation after being caught distributing anti-Nazi flyers at Munich University, and essentially begins at this late point during her “final days”, The White Rose depicts the evolution of the titular group’s activities, showcasing how a handful of German youths eventually came to believe that their country was headed for imminent disaster under the leadership of Adolf Hitler, and were determined to try to bring the war to an end.

Director: Michael Verhoeven
Cast: Lena Stolze, Wulf Kessler, Oliver Siebert, Ulrich Tukur, Werner Stocker, Martin Benrath, Anja Kruse, Ulf-Jurgen Wagner, Mechthild Reinders, Peter Kortenbach
Country: West Germany
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War

DVD5 | PAL 4:3 | 01:58:40 | 4.3 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Deutsch
Subtitles: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Portugues, Polish, Indonesian, Hebrew

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Language: Deutsch
Subtitles: English, Deutsch

-- Interview with director Michael Verhoeven (25 min, in German, no subs)
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