Valkyrie | 2008

Drama, Action
Based on the true story of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg and his ingenious assassination plot targeting Adolph Hitler, this thriller reenacts the daring operation to eliminate one of the most evil tyrants the world has ...more

Cast

... Col. Claus von Stauffenberg

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... General Friedrich Olbricht

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... General Friedrich Fromm

Actor

... Nina von Stauffenberg

Actor

... General Erich Fellgiebel

Actor

... Major Otto Ernst Remer

Actor

... Ludwig Beck

Actor

... Colonel Mertz von Quirnheim

Actor

... Major-General Henning von Tresckow

Actor

... Margarethe von Oven

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... Adolf Hitler

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... Dr. Carl Goerdeler

Actor

Company

Production Company

Production Company

Achte Babelsberg Film GmbH

Production Company

Bad Hat Harry Productions

Production Company

Central Scope Production

Production Company

Synopsis

A proud military man, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg is a loyal officer who loves his country but has been forced to watch with horror as the rise of Hitler has led to the events of World War II. He has continued his military service, all the while hoping someone will find a way to stop Hitler before Europe and Germany are destroyed. Realizing time is running out, Stauffenberg decides he must take action himself, and in 1942, on his own initiative, attempts to persuade senior commanders in the East to confront and overthrow Hitler. Then in 1943, while recovering from injuries suffered in combat, Stauffenberg joins forces with the German Resistance, a long-existing civilian anti-Hitler conspiracy comprised of men hidden inside the highest reaches of power. Armed with a cunning strategy to use Hitler's own emergency plan to stabilize the government in the event of his demise--Operation Valkyrie--and turn that plan on its head to remove those in power and cripple Hitler's regime, these men plot to assassinate the dictator and overthrow his Nazi government. With everything in place, and with the future of the world, the fate of millions, and the lives of his wife and children hanging in the balance, Stauffenberg is thrust from being one of many who oppose Hitler to being the one who must kill Hitler himself.

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