Before the Fall (2004)

ALL 07/04/2004 (de) Drama 117 Min
  • Release
    07/04/2004
  • Production
    Constantin Film, Seven Pictures, ARD, Olga Film GmbH
  • Rotten tomato
    70.52%
  • Original title
    Napola – Elite für den Führer
  • Original language
    de
  • Production Cost
  • 3,764,219.00
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Men make history. We make the men.

Overview

In 1942, Friedrich Weimer's boxing skills get him an appointment to a National Political Academy (NaPolA) – high schools that produce Nazi elite. Over his father's objections, Friedrich enrolls. During his year in seventh column,Friedrich encounters hazing, cruelty, death, and the Nazi code. His friendship with Albrecht, the ascetic son of the area's governor, is central to this education.

  1. Dennis Gansel

    Director

  2. Story

  3. Jochen Retter

    Editor



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Casts

  1. Max Riemelt

    Friedrich Weimer

  2. Tom Schilling

    Albrecht Stein

  3. Devid Striesow

    Heinrich Vogler

  4. Joachim Bißmeier

    Karl Klein

  5. Justus von Dohnányi

    Heinrich Stein

  6. Michael Schenk

    Josef Peiner

  7. Florian Stetter

    Justus von Jaucher

  8. Alexander Held

    Friedrich's Father

  9. Sissy Höfferer

    Friedrich's Mother

  10. Jonas Jägermeyr

    Christoph Schneider

  11. Leon A. Kersten

    Tjaden

  12. Claudia Michelsen

    Mrs. Stein

  13. Thomas Drechsel

    Hefe

  14. Martin Goeres

    Siegfried Gladen

  15. Michael Lerchenberg

    Latin Teacher

  16. Thomas Sittler

    Nils Otto

Full Cast & Crew

Casts : 16 , Crews : 10

Keyword

Before the Fall (2004) 117 Min

ALL 07/04/2004 (de)
Drama
  • Release 07/04/2004
  • Production
    Constantin Film, Seven Pictures, ARD, Olga Film GmbH
  • Original title Napola – Elite für den Führer
  • de
  • Revenue3,764,219.00

Men make history. We make the men.

Overview

In 1942, Friedrich Weimer's boxing skills get him an appointment to a National Political Academy (NaPolA) – high schools that produce Nazi elite. Over his father's objections, Friedrich enrolls. During his year in seventh column,Friedrich encounters hazing, cruelty, death, and the Nazi code. His friendship with Albrecht, the ascetic son of the area's governor, is central to this education.

  1. Dennis Gansel

    Director

  2. Story

  3. Jochen Retter

    Editor

  4. Molly von Fürstenberg, Harald Kügler, Viola Jäger

    Producer