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The Captain - L'usurpateur
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The Captain - L'usurpateur

May 11 2019
  • Durée:
  • 1 h 58 min
  • Genre:
  • Drame / Guerre
  • Synopsis:
  • The Captain follows Willi Herold (Max Hubacher), a German army deserter who stumbles across an abandoned Nazi captains 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 captains 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.