The Captain

The Captain

Director: Robert Schwentke.
Cast: Max Hubacher, Milan Peschel, Frederick Lau, Bernd Hölscher, Waldemar Kobus, Alexander Fehling, Samuel Finzi.
118 minutes, Germany, France, Poland, Portugal, 2017.

April 1945: just weeks before the end of the World War II, German private Willi Herold is on the run after deserting his post. He happens upon an abandoned vehicle containing a captain’s uniform. Initially putting the outfit on for warmth, he soon finds himself mistaken for an officer with unquestioned power. But how far will he take the impersonation …


Toronto International Film Festival 2017.
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2017.
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2018.
Seattle International Film Festival 2018


Winner, Best Cinematography, San Sebastián International Film Festival 2017

“★★★★★ Robert Schwentke’s superb second world war drama, set in Germany at the grubby, frayed edges of combat, captures the moment when fear and chaos bite and the ordered military existence crumbles into savagery and base urges.”
– Wendy Ide, The Observer

“★★★★ … a chilling performance from Hubacher.”
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian


Attendance at a single Screening €8 or Concession €6 on the door.