Based on a disturbing true story, THE CAPTAIN follows Willi Herold (Max Hubacher), a German army deserter who stumbles across an abandoned Nazi captain's uniform during the last, desperate weeks of the Third Reich. Newly emboldened by the allure of a suit that he stole only to stay warm, Willi discovers that many Germans will follow the leader, whosoever that happens to be. A parade of fresh atrocities follow in the self-declared captain's wake, and serve as a profound reminder of the consequences of social conformity and untrammeled political power. Simultaneously a historical docudrama, and a sociological treatise with undertones of the absurd, THE CAPTAIN presents fascism as a pathetic pyramid scheme, a system to be gamed by the most unscrupulous and gullible.
- Jul 27, 2018