13 Minutes

Synopsis: The breath-taking story of a man who nearly would have changed the world. 1939, when Hitler convinced millions of people at the height of his power, one said a radical No: Georg Elser, disparaged as an assassin, is one of the greatest resistance fighters.
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Director(s): Oliver Hirschbiegel
Production: Sony Pictures Classics
  4 wins & 16 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
114 min




We welcome our Fhrer

with three cheers.

- Sieg...

- Heil!

I give the floor to the Fhrer.

Fellow party comrades!

Fellow Germans!

I have come to you

for only a few hours,

to evoke in your midst

the memory of a day...


...which was of great importance for us,

for our movement,

and for the German people.

If, during the four years

from 1919 to 1923,

the National Socialist Movement

was able to grow to such an extent

that it succeeded, for the first time,

in mobilising the entire nation

in a stirring event,

then this was due to the general state

Germany found itself in.


A terrible catastrophe

had befallen our country and our people.

What forced Germany to succumb

at the time

were the lies of our adversaries.


The lies told by the same men

who are lying again today.

However, everyone must understand

that they are not sacrificing any more

than all the others

sacrificed before them.

We are also aware

of how much

destiny has assisted us

and enabled us to do so much.

It let us forge our plans in the right way

and blessed their successful outcome.


Where are you going?

I'm looking for an old friend.


of the Konstanz Folklore Society.

I used to be a member there.

None of us know

whether they will suffer.

What our women sacrifice

to bear the nation's children,

our men sacrifice

by defending the country.

We National Socialists

have always been fighters.

Now the great moment has come

to prove ourselves as fighters.

No one but us can be victorious.

That Mr Churchill doesn't think so,

I shall put down to his old age.

Others didn't believe it either.

They will be told by Churchill,

by Chamberlain...

Why are you wearing that badge?

Out of support.

The Red Front

is an illegal organisation.

...if we hadn't been

drawn into it by England.

England boosted its power

through agitation and incitement.


Heinrich, I'd like to join

my wife at the opera.

The Reichsfhrer wants our new figures

submitted to him

for the big meeting tomorrow.

What's complicated

about listing all detained lunatics?

The clerical task isn't complicated.

But we need to decide

whether to include church institutions.

No exceptions.

This reflects the Reichsfhrer's wishes.

The priests will make a fuss.

They'll calm down again.

I'd propose to Himmler

that we proceed step by step.


Not now, Bauer!

An attempt on the Fhrer's life in Munich.

A bomb.

Half the roof is said to have caved in.

First MG squad, take position!

Second MG squad, take position!



- Move!

- Line formation!

Line up!

- Here's the list.

- Thank you.

Heil Hitler!

My name is Eberle,

I'm the Local Party Leader here.

At your service.

Heil Hitler.

All relatives of one Georg Elser,

last known address Trkenstrae 59

in Munich, to report to the square.

What has Georgie done?

You instruct my men.

But the Elsers are harmless.

That's an order!

Yes, sir!

Is this the lot of them?

Yes, Major,

including his former fiance,

Elsa Stephan.

The whole lot to Berlin for questioning!


How dare you?

- Let go!

- Don't, Elsa, or they'll take them, too.

I'll bring them to your mother.

These are the corrected lunatic asylum

statistics that we're re-submitting.

- Including the church ones?

- Yes. The gentlemen are waiting.

Gentlemen, we cannot afford

to make a mistake now,

not even the slightest.


Heil Hitler, Mr Elser.

Heil Hitler.

Good day.

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