The Captain


  • Release: 2018 ( 27 Jul 2018 )
  • Genre: ✯ Comedy ✯ Drama ✯ History ✯ War
  • Language: German
  • Country: Germany, France, Poland, China, Portugal
  • Runtime: 118 mins
  • Rating: 7
  • Quality: ✯ 1080P Bluray ✯ 720P Bluray


Plot summary

The Captain follows Willi Herold (Max Hubacher), a German army deserter who stumbles across an abandoned Nazi captain’s uniform during the last, desperate weeks of the Third Reich. Newly emboldened by the allure of a suit that he stole only to stay warm, Willi discovers that many Germans will follow the leader, whosoever that happens to be. A parade of fresh atrocities follow in the self-declared captain’s wake, and serve as a profound reminder of the consequences of social conformity and untrammeled political power. Simultaneously a historical docudrama, a tar-black comedy, and a sociological treatise, The Captain presents fascism as a pathetic pyramid scheme, a system to be gamed by the most unscrupulous and hollow-souled.

Director : Robert Schwentke
Writer :

Robert Schwentke

Actors : Max Hubacher| Milan Peschel| Frederick Lau| Bernd Hölscher|