Rent The Captain (2017)

3.5 of 5 from 274 ratings
1h 55min
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Based on the astonishing true story of a teenage German soldier whose sadism would eventually earn him the nickname of the Executioner of Emsland. The Captain picks up two weeks before the end of the war. A petrified soldier, fleeing military police, finds a Nazi captain's uniform to wear and avoid execution. Thus disguised and high on the terrifying charisma of his clothing, he invents a secret mission from the Fuhrer and embarks on a brutal odyssey of torture and slaughter.
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Robert Schwentke
Der Hauptmann
Signature Entertainment
Action & Adventure, Drama, Thrillers
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Run Time:
115 minutes
German Dolby Digital 5.1
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
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Reviews (6) of The Captain

Well worth watching - The Captain review by SB

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Don't le the fact that you will need subtitles, from putting you off watching this film. It's good to see new World War II movies that are orginal. This is well acted and put tpgether for a low budget WWII film and shows yet more brutaility of war and just what people end up doing to survive and live and just how people can be changed into turning to the dark side of life, when they have lived and breathed under such terrible times. As the saying goes "We should never forget".

5 out of 5 members found this review helpful.

Enthralling Film - The Captain review by KW

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Based on what appears to be true events at the end of World War 2, and how easy it was for a 20 year old on the run from his unit, who then manages to get himself accepted as a senior NAZI officer with a reporting line direct to the Fuhrer!!

The film does highlight the growing lack of control in early 1945 and the atrocities that were allowed to take place without proper due diligence, and the power vacuum that was existing between the ARMY old school and the Gestapo / SS related forces.

If this period of history interests you then this is a film that should not be missed!

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

'Order' in chaos - The Captain review by PW

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This film sat on the table for a while. I don't usually like brutal war films about Nazis. However what was so good about this film was a consideration of what happens when all order and control is lost. Germany which for the last 12 years has been under a cruel discipline is about to surrender. There is nobody to give orders, there is nobody in control. Then a plucky 20 year old almost without realising how, discovers that the craving for order gives him immense power as long as he looks confident. With nobody to tell these cowards what to do anything will do even this youth. The result is catastrophic. A great film.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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