The Captain follows Willi Herold (Max Hubacher), a German army deserter who stumbles across an abandoned Nazi captain’s uniform during the last, desperate weeks of the Third Reich. Newly emboldened by the allure of a suit that he stole only to stay warm, Willi discovers that many Germans will follow the leader, whosoever that happens to be. A parade of fresh atrocities follow in the self-declared captain’s wake, and serve as a profound reminder of the consequences of social conformity and untrammeled political power. Simultaneously a historical docudrama, a tar-black comedy, and a sociological treatise, The Captain presents fascism as a pathetic pyramid scheme, a system to be gamed by the most unscrupulous and hollow-souled.
- Release: 2018 ( 27 Jul 2018 )
- Genre: ✯ Comedy ✯ Drama ✯ History ✯ War
- Language: German
- Country: Germany, France, Poland, China, Portugal
- Runtime: 118 mins
- Rating: 7
- Quality: ✯ 1080P Bluray ✯ 720P Bluray