During the Second World War, a small group of students at Munich University begin to question the decesions and sanity of Germany’s Nazi government. The students form a resistance cell which they name the “White Rose” after a newsletter that is secretly distributed to the student body.
At first small in numbers and fearful of discovery, the White Rose begins to gain massive support after a Nazi Gauleiter nearly incites a student riot after a provokative speech. At this point, the matter is taken over by the German Gestapo, who pledge to hunt down and destroy the members of the White Rose.
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.
Die Weiße Rose – The White Rose (1982)
Directed by: Michael Verhoeven
Starring: Lena Stolze, Wulf Kessler, Oliver Siebert, Ulrich Tukur, Werner Stocker, Martin Benrath, Anja Kruse, Mechthild Reinders
Screenplay by: Mario Krebs, Michael Verhoeven
Production Design by: Laszlo Les Oelvedy
Cinematography by: Axel de Roche
Film Editing by: Barbara Hennings
Costume Design by: Stasi Kurz
Makeup Department: Regine Kusterer, Agnes Petrovics, Helga Sander
Music by: Konstantin Wecker
Distributed by: TeleCulture
Release Date: September 24, 1982