OUTSTANDING FEATURE FILM, SILVER AWARD German Film Awards
BEST ACTRESS, GOLD AWARD German Film Awards (Lena Stolze)
NORTH AMERICAN FESTIVAL SCREENINGS
Washington Jewish Film Festival (2009)
Karakare Film Days, Istanbul (2008)
Virginia Holocaust Museum (2007)
Berlin and Beyond, San Francisco (2006)
NCJF's Jewishfilm.2006 at Harvard Film Archive (2006)
San Diego Jewish Film Festival (2004)
Montreal Jewish Film Festival (2003)
Detroit Jewish Film Festival (2003)
Mizner Park Cinema; Boca Raton, FL (2002)
Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival (2001)
Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival (2000)
Carnegie Museum of Art (2000)
Maine Jewish Film Festival (1999)
Lena Stolze (The Nasty Girl) stars as Sophie Scholl in Michael Verhoeven’s acclaimed feature film based on the true story of five German students and their professor who formed a secret society dedicated to protesting the Nazi regime.
Known collectively as the "White Rose," the Munich-based group which included siblings Sophie and Hans Scholl, distributed anti-Hitler literature in a resistance effort that cost them their lives.
Initially, the German government refused to allow the film to be shown abroad due to an epilogue which pointedly observed that the legal judgment condemning the White Rose society had never been rescinded. Ultimately, the political controversy surrounding Verhoeven's film directly caused the German government to officially invalidate the Nazi "People's Court" system that sentenced the group to death.
"An extraordinary film! Quite simply the finest German movie since Das Boot."
- Newhouse Newspapers
"A great story and an important one."
- The Village Voice
"Mr. Verhoeven imbues Sophie's story with a warmth and richness of detail."
- Janet Maslin, New York Times
CREDITSStarring Lena Stolze (Sophie Scholl), Wulf Kessler (Hans Scholl), Oliver Siebert (Alex Schmorell), Ulrich Tuker (Willi Graf), Werner Stocker (Christoph Probst), Martin Benrath (Professor Huber)
Directed by Michael Verhoeven
Screenplay by Michael Verhoeven and Mario Krebs
Director of Cinematography, Axel De Roche
Edited by Barbara Hennings
ALSO DIRECTED BY MICHAEL VERHOEVEN
The White Rose
Die Weisse Rose
West Germany, 1982, 110 Minutes
German with English Subtitles
Directed By Michael Verhoeven
Public Exhibition 35MM and Beta Rental Available