Film The Captain

Der Hauptmann © Julia M. Müller/Weltkino

Thu, 01/03/2019

7:00 PM

Cinéma du Parc

Der Hauptmann

(Der Hauptmann)
Director : Robert Schwentke, Germany/France/Poland, 2017, 119 min.
Cast : Max Hubacher, Milan Peschel, Frederick Lau
In German with English subtitles

FIPRESCI Prize, Vilnius International Film Festival 2018
Based on the unnerving true story of a young German army deserter, Willi Herold, who takes on the identity of a captain, gathering around him a group of unquestioning soldiers who embolden him in his sadism.
“Shot in crisp, cruel black and white, and punctuated with grotesque Hieronymus Bosch-style scenes of depravity, The Captain is a German WWII story which arguably has contemporary and universal resonance.”  - Screen Daily
“Extraordinary, extremely well-crafted and laced with as much humour as foreboding intensity, The Captain was a genuine surprise.”  - The Hollywood News