The Captain — U.S. Trailer


added: Mon, Jun 25th '18

German-born film director Robert Schwentke, whose credits include the hit action movie "RED," the comic book supernatural comedy "R.I.P.D.", the Jodie Foster thriller "Flightplan," and more recently, the Divergent sequels "Insurgent" and "Allegiant," appears to have taken a break from Hollywood to write and direct this WWII German drama "The Captain," for which a U.S. trailer has been released.

Inspired by a true story, the film is set in the final days of World War II and follows a young German army deserter named Willi Herold, who, after stumbling on a stolen uniform, decides to impersonate a Nazi captain while attempting to flee the country.

German actor Max Hubacher portrays Herold in the black-and-white film, which was beautifully shot by Schwentke's longtime cinematographer Florian Ballhaus, who is also known for working on such films as "The Devil Wears Prada," "Marley & Me," and "The Book Thief."

Co-starring Milan Peschel, Frederick Lau, Bernd Holscher, Waldemar Kobus, and Alexander Fehling, "The Captain" premiered last year to mostly positive reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival. Since then, the film has been acquired by U.S. arthouse distributor Music Box Films, and will be released theatrically in select U.S. cities on July 27th. Until then, watch the trailer, above.

Based on an arresting true story, THE CAPTAIN follows a German army deserter as he conforms to the evils of Nazism after putting on an abandoned captain’s uniform during the final weeks of World War II.


directed by   Robert Schwentke

starring   Max Hubacher, Milan Peschel, Frederick Lau, Bernd Holscher, Waldemar Kobus, Alexander Fehling

release date   July 27, 2018 (in select U.S. theaters)

blog comments powered by Disqus