Die Weiße Rose (film)

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Die Weiße Rose
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Die Weiße Rose DVD cover
Directed by Michael Verhoeven
Produced by Artur Brauner, Hans Prescher, Dietmar Schings, Michael Verhoeven
Written by Mario Krebs,
Michael Verhoeven
Starring Lena Stolze,
Wulf Kessler
Distributed by TeleCulture (USA)
Release dates
24 September 1982
Running time
123 minutes
Country West Germany
Language German

Die Weiße Rose (The White Rose) is a 1982 CCC Film production about the White Rose resistance to the Nazi authorities led by a group of University students in Munich in 1942-1943 whose members were caught and executed in February 1943, shortly after the German capitulation at Stalingrad. The film pre-dates, by two decades, the film, Sophie Scholl: The Final Days.

Director and stars

Director Michael Verhoeven released another film dealing with the Nazi era, The Nasty Girl. Lena Stolze, the actress portraying Sophie Scholl, one of the White Rose participants, performed the starring role in The Nasty Girl.


Distribution of the film beyond West Germany was delayed. This was because, at the time, the wartime German legal decision that outlawed the White Rose group effectively banned foreign distribution of the film, and this had to be rescinded before it could be released.[1]


  1. "Search for " White Rose"". Coalition for Jewish Learning. Retrieved February 23, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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