Before the Fall (2004)

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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.

Rated Unrated,  1 hr 40 mins

Dennis Gansel
Max Riemelt  •  Tom Schilling  •  Jonas Jägermeyr  •  Leon A. Kersten

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Max Riemelt Friedrich Weimer
Tom Schilling Albrecht Stein
Jonas Jägermeyr Christoph Schneider
Leon A. Kersten Tjaden
Devid Striesow Heinrich Vogler
Joachim Bißmeier Dr. Karl Klein
Justus von Dohnányi Gauleiter Heinrich Stein
Alexander Held Friedrichs Vater
Sissy Höfferer Friedrichs Mutter
Michael Schenk Josef Peiner
Claudia Michelsen Frau Stein (Albrechts Mutter)
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