Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
Sophie Scholl (Lena Stolze) and her brother were executed by the Nazis in World War II because they were members of a student anti-Nazi organization called the "White Rose." (Lena Stolze reprises her role as Scholl in the 1982 release of Die Weisse Rose.) Writer and director Percy Adlon focuses on Scholl's last five days of life in her prison cell, where she consistently refuses to recant her beliefs or compromise them in any way. Her cellmate is a woman who sympathizes with Scholl's views and admires her courage but clearly can do nothing to change her fate. Both the "White Rose" organization, and Scholl and her brother became famous in Germany after World War II.
political-prisoner, war, brother, cellmate, execution, family, Nazism, prison, resistance, sister, student, war-atrocities, arrest