Production: 
Filmgalerie 451, Alfama Films, Opus Film
Director: 
Robert Schwentke
Screenplay: 
Robert Schwentke
Cinematography: 
Florian Ballhaus
Scenography: 
Alwara Thaler
Costumes: 
Magdalena Rutkiewicz
Music: 
Martin Todsharow
Art. Director: 
Jurek Kuttner
Production Designer: 
Harald Turzer
Production Manager: 
Heino Herrenbrück, Magdalena Malisz
Line producers: 
Felix Eisele, Heino Herrenbrück, Jakob Neuhäusser, Irene von Alberti
Co-producers: 
Piotr Dzięcioł, Ewa Puszczyńska, Paulo Branco, Marcel Greive
Executive Producers: 
Markus Barmettler, Daniel Hetzer, Philip Lee, Kay Niessen
Producers: 
Frieder Schlaich
Cast: 
Max Hubacher, Milan Peschel, Frederick Lau, Alexander Fehling

STORY

 

The Captain is based on true events that took place in Germany during the final days of WWII. Nineteen-year-old Willi Herold, dressed in a stolen captain’s uniform, gathers a group of German deserters. Together they travel through disintegrating Nazi Germany, pillaging whatever they can find. They finally reach a POW camp that has been bombarded by the British.

AWARDS

 
Best Cinematography - 65. San Sebastian Film Festival, 2017
Press Prize - Les Arcs European Film Festival, 2017
20 Minutes of Audacity Prize - Les Arcs European Film Festival, 2017
Young Jury Prize - Les Arcs European Film Festival, 2017
Nominated: Crystal Arrow for Best Narrative Feature - Les Arcs European Film Festival, 2017
Stanley Kubrick Award for Best Narrative - Traverse City Film Festival, 2018
FIPRESCI Prize - Vilnius International Film Festival, 2018
The International Critics Prize for Best Film - Vilnius International Film Festival, 2018
Film Award in Gold for Best Sound - German Film Awards, 2018
Nominaded: Best Film Score - German Film Awards, 2018
Nominated: Best Editing - German Film Awards, 2018
Nominated: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - German Film Awards, 2018
International Competition Award for Best Director - Bari International Film Festival, 2018
International Competition Award for Best Actor ( Max Hubacher) - Bari International Film Festival, 2018
Nominated: DSP Award for Best Supporting Actor - German Screen Actors Awards, 2018
Nominated: Outstanding Feature Film - German Film Awards, 2018
Best European Sound Designer ( André Bendocchi-Alves & Martin Steyer ) - European Film Awards, 2018

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