Before the Fall
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Before the Fall

Directed by Dennis Gansel

Info

Director: Dennis Gansel
Section: Special Screening
Country: Germany
Year: 2004
PT: Napola - Elite für den Führer
OT: NAPOLA - ELITE FÜR DEN FÜHRER
Language: german
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Max Riemelt, Tom Schilling, Devid Striesow, Justus von Dohnanyi, Claudia Michelsen
12+

Logline

Before the Fall

In 1942, Friedrich Weimer's (Max Riemelt) boxing skills get him an appointment to a National Political Academy (NaPolA) - high schools that produce Nazi elite. Against his father's will, he enrolls, seeing this as his ticket out of his factory life to the university. During his year in seventh column (fifth form), this innocence is altered as Friedrich encounters hazing, cruelty, death, antisemitism and the Nazi code.

Meet the director

Dennis Gansel

Credits

Screenplay: Dennis Gansel, Maggie Peren
Director of Photography: Torsten Breuer
Film Editor: Jochen Retter
Composer: Angelo Badalamenti, Normand Corbeil
Producer: Viola Jäger
Production Company: Olga-Film
Co-Producer: Harald Kügler, Molly von Fürstenberg
Distributor: Constantin Film