WIFF | FILMS

13 MINUTES

Review

Director:

Oliver Hirschbiegel

Genre:

Biography

Country:

Germany

Rated:

14A

Year:

2015

Language:

German

Runtime:

114 Minutes

Description:

Georg Elser was a man who could have changed world history if only he had had 13 more minutes. With 13 more minutes, the bomb he had personally assembled would have torn apart Adolf Hitler and his henchmen.  

Who was this man who recognized the danger emanating from Hitler sooner than many others?  13 Minutes paints a suspenseful, emotional portrait of a resistance fighter. The story takes us from his early years in the Swabian Alps - when National Socialism arrived in his hometown - to his last days at the Dachau concentration camp, where he was killed shortly before the end of the war, at the command of the one man whom he himself had wanted to kill: Adolf Hitler.

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