Echoing Downfall's contemplation of the darkest period in Germany's history, Sophie Scholl is a heartbreaking drama based on real life events and the activities of the While Rose resistance gi< Munich, 1943. A group of students, including siblings, Sophie Scholl, instigate passive resistance in an attempt to,, overthrow the Nazi regime. Sophie and Hans are arrested for distributing leaflets and an intense psychological duel ensues in the interrogation room between Sophie and Gestapo officer Mohr; she lies and denies, then schemes and challenges. Ultimately crushing evidence is presented and though forced to confess Scholl fights to save the lives of her brother and friends. Based on transcripts of the interrogation and witness intend Marc Rothemund's Sophie Scholl is a tense and illuminating account of an extremely courageous stance taken against ovcrwhelming odds.
The content of this film will live with you for days. The mentality / socio-psychology of Germans living under the Hitler regimen defies understanding. Does it say more about the frailty of the human mind than the sickening levels to which the Nazi's stooped? What ever you decide you will not be able to forget that this was reality for millions of people less than 70 years ago.
The only criticism is that Sophie is too perfect; Faultless answers flow effortlessly and absolute courage shines in the face of the death penalty.