Five Last Days

On February 22, 1943, 21-year-old student Sophie Scholl was executed by guillotine for distributing anti-Nazi leaflets. The film is based on the diary of her cellmate Else Gebel who awaited her own trial at the Munich prison and Gestapo center. The prison guards are not portrayed as evil but as minor civil servants doing there job, showing how evil quickly becomes banal.


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