PG-13 | | Drama, History, Thriller
A dramatization of the 20 July assassination and political coup plot by desperate renegade German Army officers against Hitler during World War II.
Kenneth Branagh was originally going to play the villain in Mission: Impossible III (2006) when David Fincher was attached to direct. When Fincher bailed, Branagh considered taking over as director, but he decided to star opposite Tom Cruise in Valkyrie (2008) instead.
soldiers in unison:
I swear by God this sacred oath: That I shall render unconditional obedience to Adolf Hitler, Fuhrer 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 ...
After Stauffenberg shaves on the morning of the final assassination attempt and cuts himself, some blood drips on his shirt. As he gets into a car in the next scene, the blood is not there, but reappears when he arrives at the Wolf's lair.
$21,027,007 (USA) (28 December 2008)
$83,077,833 (USA) (16 April 2009)
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