Synopsis: In Nazi Germany during World War II, as the tide turned in favor of The Allies, a cadre of senior German officers and politicians desperately plot to topple the Nazi regime before the nation is crushed in a near-inevitable defeat. To this end, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, an Army officer convinced he must save Germany from Hitler, is recruited to mastermind a real plan. To do so, he arranges for the internal emergency measure, Operation: Valkyrie, to be changed to enable his fellows to seize control of Berlin after the assassination of the Fuhrer. However, even as the plan is put into action, a combination of bad luck and human failings conspire on their own to create a tragedy that would prolong the greater one gripping Europe.
Director(s): Bryan Singer
Production: MGM
  2 wins & 11 nominations.
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121 min

The promises of the Fhrer about

peace and prosperity have been destroyed

and left nothing but destruction.

The atrocities committed by Hitlers SS

are a disgrace for the honour of the German army.

In the officers corps

there is widespread disgust

about the crimes committed by the Nazis.

The killing of civilians,

The torture and starving

of prisoners.

The mass execution of Jews.

My duty as an officer,

is no longer to save my country,

but to save human lives.

I can not find one general, in a position to confront Hitler,

with the courage to do it.

Colonel Stauffenberg, sir.

The General'll be here in four hours.

Thank you. I need to see him when he arrives.

I found myself surrounded by men unwilling

or unable to face the truth.

Hiltler is not only the arch-enemy

of the entire world,

but the arch-enemy of Germany.

Change must be made.

The British are moving up from the south,

Patton is closing in on the coast,

You know we should have left two days ago.

- No, Colonel, we keep fighting.

Until the final victory.

Most of Africa's lost and you gonna need these men a year from now to .

We can serve Germany,

or the Fher, not both.

It's just that sort of talk that had you sent here, Colonel.

What I said was much worse.


I'm just trying to get these men out of here alive.

What would you have me do?

You tell commander we have to re-route the and the 21st panzer.

At least then we'd have a chance.

And records will show we didn't have enough water

to reach Sidi Mansour?

I can guarantee it.

See that it's done.



Hitler's leaving.

- Yeah, the fuse.

Colonel Brandt.

Our regards to Colonel Stieff.


Let's hope I don't get thirsty on the flight.

He's landed.

This is General Tresckow,

connect me with operations, Colonel Brandt.

Colonel, Tresckow.

I'm glad you arrived safely.

I hate to trouble you but it seems you have the wrong bottles for Colonel Stieff.

You do still have the package?

I've been called to Berlin unexpectedly, I can be at

your office first thing tomorrow morning to pick it up.

Sorry for the inconvenience Colonel.

Yes, thank you.

Do you think he knows?

There is only one way,

to find out.

We've been discovered.

- What makes you think that?

Oster's been arrested.

the Gestapo came for him last night.

The Gestapo could have arrested him for anything.

What do you think went wrong?

- We don't know.

The fuse, the temperature, the point is the damned thing didn't go off.

General Tresckow to see Colonel Brandt.

The Colonel's expecting you, sir.

At ease.

You'll forgive me General, this little round-up is having me writing reports all day.


Dissenters. Another plot against the Fhrer.

Who are these people?

You'd be surprised.

Is this what you've come for?

Perhaps we should open it.

I beg your pardon?

Well, you've come a long way,

you must be thirsty.

I wonder how the Fhrer, who does not , would feel about a soldier who did so on duty.

Colonel Brandt.

I took you for an unsort, General.

And I you

We're still in business.

Find a replacement for Oster.

There is no-one we can trust,

not in Berlin.

Then stop looking in Berlin.

Frau von Stauffenberg.

Perhaps, before you go in, we could have a word together in my office.

I will see my husband now.

The right hand has been amputated above the wrist.

He's missing the fourth and fifth fingers

on the left hand.

We couldn't save the left eye.


Are you ready, sir?

I'm a soldier, I serve my country.

But this is my country.

I was lying out there,

bleeding to death, thinking

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Christopher McQuarrie

Christopher McQuarrie (1968) is an American screenwriter, director and producer. A regular collaborator of director Bryan Singer, he co-wrote the screenplay of Singer's Public Access, wrote the screenplay for The Usual Suspects, co-wrote and produced Valkyrie and co-wrote Jack the Giant Slayer and Edge of Tomorrow. more…

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