Die Weiße Rose (The White Rose) is a 1982 CCC Film production about the White Rose resistance to the Nazis led by university students in Munich in 1942–1943 whose members were caught and executed in February 1943, shortly after the German capitulation at Stalingrad. The film predates Sophie Scholl: The Final Days by two decades.
|Die Weiße Rose|
|Directed by||Michael Verhoeven|
|Produced by||Artur Brauner, Hans Prescher, Dietmar Schings, Michael Verhoeven|
|Written by||Mario Krebs|
|Distributed by||TeleCulture (USA)|
Director Michael Verhoeven released another film dealing with the Nazi era, The Nasty Girl. Lena Stolze, the actress portraying Sophie Scholl, one of the White Rose participants, performed the starring role in The Nasty Girl.
Distribution of the film beyond West Germany was delayed. This was because, at the time, the wartime German legal decision that outlawed the White Rose group effectively banned foreign distribution of the film, and this had to be rescinded before it could be released.