“The Captain” – In April 1945, Herold (Max Hubacher), a young German soldier, is running for his life from his own army and some locals, however, in an incredible stroke of luck, he stumbles upon a pristine captain’s uniform. He suddenly forms a brand new identity – with his new appearance – which commands respect, but can Herold convince his fellow soldiers and officers that he is a captain?
Hubacher delivers a highly convincing performance as a desperate man who must continually swallow his fear to survive, and over time, his anxiety transforms into something else. Writer/director Robert Schwentke’s movie – filmed in black and white – hypnotizes and/or horrifies us during every step of Herold’s journey.
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Image credits: Music Box Films; Trailer credits: JoeBlo Movie Trailers