Before the Fall

Release date:October 7, 2005
(NY; LA release: October 28)

Studio:Picture This! Entertainment

Director:Dennis Gansel

MPAA Rating:N/A


Starring:Max Riemelt, Tom Schilling, Devid Striesow, Joachim Bissmeier, Justus von Dohnanyi, Michael Schenk, Florian Stetter, Gerald Alexander Held, Sissy Höfferer, Jonas Jägermeyr, Leon A. Kersten, Thomas Drechsel, Martin Goeres, Claudia Michelsen, Julie Engelbrecht

Genre:Drama, War

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Plot Summary:

Set during World War II, this movie follows German teenagers who attend a napola - a special institution for gifted boys that turns them into the Nazi elite as they become ruthless servants of the Fuhrer. Friedrich is admitted into a napola because of his boxing skills, which he uses as a means to escape his poor working class background. His best friend at the napola is the Governor's son - sensitive, caring, and opposed to Nazi ideology. As their friendship develops, Friedrich struggles with Nazi ideology and his best friend's pacific beliefs.