ELSER (2015)


A film by Oliver Hirschbiegel

Cast: Christian Friedel, Katharina Schüttler, Burghart Klaußner

Here is a German film that is based on a true story. The story of Georg Elser who attempt  to assassinate Hitler but fail by 13 minutes. He is arrested ,tortured and finally talks and tells them why he did it.

Here is a great little film from Germany, here is a dude who saw his country going to hell. He did not like Hitler is a matter of fact he hated him. He gets caught and after being tortured he tells all. But there is a real kicker to the story of which I am not going to tell you, you are going to have to see the film. It seems to me that the german are doing more World War II film of what happen to their country back then. The story is in a form of flashback and starts at the time where everything seems at a lost. The arrest of Elser after his failed attack. The Nazis general repeatedly torture him to find out who the real individual of the attack. Note the secretary who is present and note everything that is said. The tension is build between the Nazi and Elser and Friedel has done a great job to incarnate this ordinary hero, who saw that his county is going to shit and wanted to do something about it by cutting the head of the bull. Friedel manages to convey Georg’s intellect and charisma with charm and intensity. As the story goes on you will see how much Elser has the hate of the Hitler. The authenticity of the film is impressive, the research is well done here even the costume designer has done a wonderful job here. It is part of Germany’s history here and you got to hand it to them for doing such a story. Oliver Hirschbiegel has down the film Downfall las years I have not seen it but I was told that was is master piece. Yes Elser is also good. I have yet to see Downfall. Great film here with an interesting story the one that many people did not existed.




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