The Captain (2017 film)

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The Captain
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Film poster
Directed byRobert Schwentke
Produced byFrieder Schlaich
Written byRobert Schwentke
StarringMax Hubacher
Frederick Lau
Bernd Hölscher
Waldemar Kobus
Alexander Fehling
Samuel Finzi
Music byMartin Todsharow
CinematographyFlorian Ballhaus
Edited byMichal Czarnecki
Release date
  • 7 September 2017 (2017-09-07) (TIFF)
  • 15 March 2018 (2018-03-15) (Germany)
Running time
118 minutes
Box office$241,358[1]

The Captain (German: Der Hauptmann) is a 2017 German drama film directed by Robert Schwentke. It was screened in the Special Presentations section at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.[2] It tells the story of German war criminal Willi Herold, who assumed a stolen identity as a German officer and orchestrated the killing of deserters and other prisoners at one of the Emslandlager camps.



  1. ^ "Der Hauptmann". The Numbers. Retrieved September 9, 2018.
  2. ^ Pond, Steve (15 August 2017). "Aaron Sorkin, Brie Larson, Louis CK Movies Added to Toronto Film Festival Lineup". The Wrap. Retrieved 15 August 2017.

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