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Valkyrie (25-Dec-2008)

Director: Bryan Singer

Writers: Christopher McQuarrie; Nathan Alexander

Music by: John Ottman

Producers: Bryan Singer; Christopher McQuarrie; Gilbert Adler

Keywords: Drama, WWII, Nazis, Assassination, Explosions

Historical thriller depicts events surrounding a July 20, 1944 plot by German Army officers to assassinate Adolf Hitler.

ABSTRACT
Defeat looked to be an inevitable outcome for the Nazis in the fifth year of their World War II campaign, as significant advancements made on both ends of the European continent by Allied forces led to an unstoppable turning of the tide. A last-ditch attempt to stave off oblivion transpired on July 20, 1944, when German Army officers led by Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg tried -- and failed -- to "save Germany from Hitler", a coup dramatized in Valkyrie.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Kenneth Branagh
Actor
10-Dec-1960   British thespian
Kenneth Cranham
Actor
12-Dec-1944   Shine on Harvey Moon
Tom Cruise
Actor
3-Jul-1962   Flamboyant Scientologist
Bernard Hill
Actor
17-Dec-1944   Boys from the Blackstuff
Tom Hollander
Actor
25-Aug-1967   Gosford Park
Eddie Izzard
Comic
7-Feb-1962   Bloke in a dress going on and on
Thomas Kretschmann
Actor
8-Sep-1962   Immortel
Kevin McNally
Actor
27-Apr-1956   Pirates of the Caribbean
Ian McNeice
Actor
2-Oct-1950   Bert Large on Doc Martin
Bill Nighy
Actor
12-Dec-1949   Love Actually
Terence Stamp
Actor
22-Jul-1939   KNEEL TO ZOD
Tom Wilkinson
Actor
12-Dec-1948   Shakespeare in Love

CAST

Tom Cruise   ...   Col. Claus von Stauffenberg
Kenneth Branagh   ...   Maj. Gen. Henning von Tresckow
Bill Nighy   ...   Gen. Friedrich Olbricht
Tom Wilkinson   ...   Gen. Friedrich Fromm
Carice van Houten   ...   Nina von Stauffenberg
Thomas Kretschmann   ...   Maj. Otto Ernst Remer
and
Terence Stamp   ...   Ludwig Beck
Eddie Izzard   ...   Gen. Erich Fellgiebel
Kevin McNally   ...   Dr. Carl Goerdeler
Jamie Parker   ...   Lt. Werner von Haeften
Christian Berkel   ...   Col. Mertz von Quirnheim
David Bamber   ...   Adolf Hitler
Tom Hollander   ...   Col. Heinz Brandt
David Schofield   ...   Erwin von Witzleben
Kenneth Cranham   ...   Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel
Halina Reijn   ...   Margarethe von Oven
Werner Daehn   ...   Maj. Ernst John von Freyend
Harvey Friedman   ...   Dr. Joseph Goebbels
Matthias Schweighöfer   ...   Lt. Herber
Waldemar Kobus   ...   Police Chief Wolf-Heinrich von Helldorf
Florian Panzner   ...   2nd Lt. Hagen
Ian McNeice   ...   Pompous General
Danny Webb   ...   Capt. Haans
Chris Larkin   ...   Sgt. Helm
Matthew Burton   ...   Lt. Gen. Adolf Heusinger
Philipp von Schulthess   ...   Tresckow's Aide
Wotan Wilke Möhring   ...   Sgt. Kolbe
Christian Oliver   ...   Sgt. Maj. Adam
Bernard Hill   ...   Confident General -- Desert
Julian Morris   ...   Young Lieutenant -- Desert
Helmut Stauss   ...   Dr. Roland Freisler
Tim Williams   ...   Doctor
Alexander Seidel   ...   Stauffenberg Child
Timo Huber   ...   Stauffenberg Child
Justus Kammerer   ...   Stauffenberg Child
Annika Becker   ...   Stauffenberg Child
Marie Becker   ...   Stauffenberg Child
Katharine Mehrling   ...   Female Singer
Andy Gatjen   ...   Angry SS Officer
Achim Buch   ...   Soldier
Anton Algrang   ...   Albert Speer
Matthias Freihof   ...   Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler
Gerhard Haase-Hindenberg   ...   Reich Marshal Hermann Göring
Jon Collin Barclay   ...   2nd Lt. Kretz
Matthias Ziesing   ...   Young Officer -- Wolf's Lair
Tom Wlaschiha   ...   Communications Officer
Carsten Voigt   ...   Checkpoint Guard
Miles O'Shea   ...   Sentry -- OKH
Anna Holmes   ...   Central Communications Operator
Michael Schumacher   ...   Young Officer
Niklas Bardeli   ...   Aide to Stauffenberg
Christoph Förster   ...   Aide to Stauffenberg
Andre Schwerdt   ...   Keitel's Adjutant
Isabella Drischel   ...   War Ministry Secretary
Max Urlacher   ...   Officer
Justin Beard   ...   Wolf's Lair Operator
Tilmann von Blomberg   ...   Arresting Officer
Karsten Mielke   ...   Remer's Driver

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