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The Captain

Germany, 1945. Soldier Willi Herold, a deserter of the German army, stumbles into a uniform of Nazi captain abandoned during the last and desperate weeks of the Third Reich. Newly emboldened by the allure of a suit that he has stolen only to stay warm, Willi discovers that many Germans will follow the leader, whoever he is.


The Captain Cast

Name Character
Samuel Finzi He was 52, now 56 years old as Roger
Milan Peschel He was 50, now 54 years old as Freytag
Sebastian Rudolph He was 42, now 46 years old as Corporal Paul
Eugenie Anselin as Irmgard
Frederick Lau He was 28, now 32 years old as Kipinski
Waldemar Kobus He was 52, now 56 years old as Hansen
Wolfram Koch He was 56, now 60 years old as Schneider
David Scheller He was 45, now 49 years old as Claasen
Blerim Destani He was 37, now 41 years old as Dahler-Kaufmann
Harald Warmbrunn He was 85, now 89 years old as Farmer
Haymon Maria Buttinger He was 65, now 69 years old as Dr. Kremer
Max Hubacher He was 23, now 28 years old as Herold
Alexander Fehling He was 37, now 41 years old as Junker
Jörn Hentschel He was 49, now 53 years old as Farmer
Alexander Hörbe He was 50, now 54 years old as Schnabel Wirt
Jan Georg Schütte He was 54, now 59 years old as Oberfeldwebel
Hendrik Arnst He was 68, now 72 years old as Weyher
Britta Hammelstein She was 36, now 40 years old as Gerda

The Captain Crew

Name Department
Martin Todsharow as Original Music Composer. He was 50 (now 54) years old Sound
Martin Todsharow as Music Supervisor. He was 50 (now 54) years old Sound
Philip Lee as Executive Producer. Production
Heino Herrenbrück as Line Producer. Production
Heino Herrenbrück as Production Manager. Production
Florian Ballhaus as Director of Photography. He was 52 (now 56) years old Camera
Frank Gorgas as Boom Operator. Sound
Anja Dihrberg as Casting. She was 54 (now 58) years old Production
Detlef A. Schitto as Sound Mixer. Sound
Christian Scheibe as Key Grip. Camera
Eric Devulder as Sound. Sound
Robert Schwentke as Director. He was 50 (now 54) years old Directing
Robert Schwentke as Writer. He was 50 (now 54) years old Writing
Martin Steyer as Sound Re-Recording Mixer. He was 68 (now 72) years old Sound
Markus Barmettler as Executive Producer. Production
Harald Turzer as Production Design. He was 58 (now 62) years old Art
Irene von Alberti as Producer. She was 54 (now 59) years old Production
Frieder Schlaich as Producer. He was 55 (now 60) years old Production
Piotr Dzieciol as Co-Producer. Production
Ewa Puszczynska as Co-Producer. Production
Martin Langenbach as Foley Artist. He was 45 (now 50) years old Sound
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  • Release day: Friday, September 29, 2017
  • Runtime: 118 minutes