13 Minutes

Release June 30, 2017 (Limited)
Cast Christian Friedel, Katharina Schüttler, Burghart Klaußner
Director Oliver Hirschbiegel
Writer Léonie-Claire Breinersdorfer, Fred Breinersdorfer
Genres Drama, War
Studio Sony Pictures Classics/Mongrel Media
Length 114 mins.
Website sonyclassics.com/13minutes/#

Synopsis

During WWII, in November 1939, Georg Elser (Christian Friedel) plotted to assassinate Adolf Hitler by leaving a bomb at a place and time where the dictator was scheduled to speak, hoping that it would not only kill Hitler, but other high-ranking Nazi leaders. When Hitler left 13 minutes earlier than expected, Elser's plot failed.

Arrested by the Gestapo later that night, Elser is tortured, but insists he came up with the plot on his own. While in confinement, he thinks back on his reasons for wanting to kill the dictator and what the events were that led him to come up with the plot.


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