THE CAPTAIN - Cinema Showcase Hosted by Fred Craden



Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2 Wed, Oct 3, 2018 7:00 PM


Cinema Showcase Hosted by Fred Craden

Wednesday, October 3 at 7pm
Members $7 | Public $12

Based on the true story of the Executioner of Emsland, a German deserter who stumbles upon an official Nazi captain uniform, and assumes power, wreaking havoc amidst the chaos of the war.

Based on the arresting true story of the Executioner of Emsland. German army deserter, Willi Herold (Max Hubacher), finds an abandoned Nazi captain’s uniform in the final weeks of World War II. Emboldened by the authority the uniform grants him, he amasses a band of stragglers who cede his command despite the suspicions of some. Increasingly intoxicated by the unquestioned authority, this enigmatic imposter soon discovers that many people will blindly follow the leader, whomever that happens to be. Simultaneously a historical docudrama and sociological examination with undertones of the absurd, The Captain presents fascism as something of a game to be played by those most gullible and unscrupulous. (France/Germany/Portugal/Poland, 2018, 120 min., NR, German with English subtitles | Dir. Robert Schwentke)