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The Captain (2018-07-27)

Distributor: Music Box Films
Director: Robert Schwentke
Principal Cast: Alexander Fehling, Frederick Lau, Milan Peschel, Waldemar Kobus
Writers: Robert Schwentke

Opening Weekend: $7,568

Total Worldwide Gross: $109,226

Total Domestic Gross: $109,226

About The Captain

Based on the arresting true story of the Executioner of Emsland, The Captain follows a German army deserter, Willi Herold (Max Hubacher), after he finds an abandoned Nazi captain's uniform in the final weeks of World War II. Emboldened by the authority the uniform grants him, he amasses a band of stragglers who cede to his command despite the suspicions of some. Citing direct orders from the Fuhrer himself, he soon takes command of a camp holding German soldiers accused of desertion and begins to dispense harsh justice. Increasingly intoxicated by the unquestioned authority, this enigmatic imposter soon discovers that many people will blindly follow the leader, whomever that happens to be. Simultaneously a historical docudrama and sociological examination with undertones of the absurd, The Captain presents fascism as something of a game to be played by those most gullible and unscrupulous.

  • Rating: Unrated
  • 118 min
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  • Drama - Foreign Language (German)

Daily Domestic Gross

2018-09-03 $1,621