The upcoming World War II thriller The Captain has received a trailer, which tells the true story of a German deserter who stumbles upon a captain’s uniform and decides to take on his identity. The film is directed by Robert Schwentke and stars Max Hubacher.
Music Box Films will be releasing The Captain in New York on July 27th and Los Angeles on August 10th.
Based on a disturbing true story, The Captain follows Willi Herold (Max Hubacher), a German army deserter who stumbles across an abandoned Nazi captain’s uniform during the last, desperate weeks of the Third Reich. Newly emboldened by the allure of a suit that he stole only to stay warm, Willi discovers that many Germans will follow the leader, whosoever that happens to be. A parade of fresh atrocities follow in the self-declared captain’s wake, and serve as a profound reminder of the consequences of social conformity and untrammeled political power.