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The Captain (2017)

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Movie Name: The Captain (2017)
Genre(s): Drama, History, War
Date of Publication: 27 July 2018 (USA)
Duration: 118 minutes
Director(s): Robert Schwentke
Stars: Max Hubacher, Milan Peschel, Frederick Lau

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.

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