Just came back from the press preview and I am oddly ambivalent about this piece. I can naturally see why I loved it but I also wonder if its purpose might actually be redundant, I did agree that while the Germans are resurging with these WW2 films, they might also be abit too much to swallow.
Here's the review, the rest of it is at the link in the bottom.
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days might seem to many like a redundant exercise in the exaltation of morality and the conviction of the human spirit during Nazi Germany, given the wealth of sophisticated docudramas that have come out of Germany which surround that dark period in the worlds history. While it can be indulgent and to some extent even unnecessary, there is something to be said for the continued condemnation of the Nazi regime, especially by the Germans themselves. Something that Sophie Scholl (Julia Jentsch), her brother Hans (Fabian Hinrichs) and a friend, Christoph Probst (Florian Stetter) had given their lives for on February 22, 1943.
Director, Marc Rothemunds succinct and pointed description of the days leading up to their executions is an admirable and noble effort to recreate the legendary figure of Sophie Scholl, a member of the non-violent underground movement called The White Rose during Nazi Germany. She was one of the few who actively and publicly rallied against the war and its leaders during a time of rampant executions and persecutions for dissenters. Her youthful joie de vivre displayed in the opening scenes is quickly juxtaposed with her unrelenting activism when she rushes off to a White Rose meeting, which sets off the chain of events that led to her demise. Spanning just 5 days, what we get is the complete and evolved character of Sophie Scholl, showing why her consistent strength in character and formidable personality still resonates through Germany today. And at the crux of it all, Sophies resonating and powerful indictments of a totalitarian regime that she was accused of subverting...........