Friday, May 15, 2015


2008 American-German historical thriller film

Director: Bryan Singer

Writer: Christopher McQuarrie & Nathan Alexander

Cinematography: Newton Thomas Sigel

Running time: 124 minutes

Country: United States & Germany

Tagline: Many saw evil. They dared to stop it.

Tom Cruise as Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg
Kenneth Branagh as Major General Henning von Tresckow
Bill Nighy as General of Infantry Friedrich Olbricht
Terence Stamp as Colonel General Ludwig Beck
Tom Wilkinson as Colonel General Friedrich Fromm
Carice van Houten as Nina Schenk Gräfin von Stauffenberg
Kevin McNally as Dr. Carl Friedrich Goerdeler
David Schofield as General Field Marshal Erwin von Witzleben
Christian Berkel as Colonel Albrecht Ritter Mertz von Quirnheim
Jamie Parker as Lieutenant Werner von Haeften
Eddie Izzard as General of signal corps Erich Fellgiebel
David Bamber as Adolf Hitler
Thomas Kretschmann as Major Otto Ernst Remer
Harvey Friedman as Dr. Joseph Goebbels
Kenneth Cranham portrays General Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel
Matthias Freihof as Heinrich Himmler
Waldemar Kobus as Wolf-Heinrich Graf von Helldorf
Halina Reijn as Margarethe von Oven
Werner Daehn as Major Ernst John von Freyend
Tom Hollander as Colonel Heinz Brandt
Bernard Hill as a General working with Stauffenberg in Tunisia
Ian McNeice as the composite "Pompous General"
Gerhard Haase-Hindenberg as Hermann Göring
Anton Algrang as Albert Speer
Helmut Stauss as Dr. Roland Freisler
Matthew Burton as Lieutenant General Adolf Heusinger
Philipp von Schulthess as Major General Henning von Tresckow's aide


Assassination and political coup plot by desperate renegade German Army officers against Hitler during World War II.

BMI Film & TV Awards- BMI Film Music Award- John Ottman
Bambi Awards- Courage-Tom Cruise

The film's opening prologue is a quotation of a Nazi mandatory loyalty service oath for Soldiers of the German Armed Forces. It states: "I swear by God this sacred oath: That I shall render unconditional obedience to Adolf Hitler[,] Führer of the German Reich and people, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, And that I shall at all times be ready, as a brave soldier, to give my life for this oath . . . "






5 stars out of 5 stars

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