PG-13 | | Drama, History, Thriller
A dramatization of the July 20, 1944 assassination and political coup plot by desperate renegade German Army officers against Adolf Hitler during World War II.
East Germany born Thomas Kretschmann, who portrayed Major Otto Ernst Remer, stated he feels an aversion to taking Nazi roles in film. As of 2018, he appeared fourteen times as a Nazi including a starring role as one of the leaders and architects of the Jewish Final Solution Adolf Eichmann.
He also portrayed Nazi Herman Fegelein in the film "Downfall". Scores of videos were made with completely new subtitles inserted for various, mostly comedic, topics. Fegelein is the object of Hitler's anger and rants.
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 ...
(at around 1h 18 mins) A banner in the movie that says 'Führer befiehl, wir folgen dir.' is correct. "Befiehl" is the imperative of the 2nd person singular of "befehlen".
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