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In April 1945, during the final weeks of the war, Willi Herold, a young Luftwaffe Fallschirmjäger (paratrooper) escapes the pursuit of a roving German military police commando that wishes to execute him for desertion. After his escape, Herold finds an abandoned car containing the uniform of a decorated Luftwaffe captain. Herold takes the uniform and impersonates a captain, taking command of a number of stragglers as he moves through the German countryside under the guise that he is on a mission, ordered by Hitler himself, to assess morale behind the front. Although initially promising the local populace a decrease in looting, Herold becomes increasingly despotic as more disparate troops join his command, named Kampfgruppe Herold. These troops include Freytag, a kind, aging rifleman who is made Herold's driver, and Kipinski, a sadistic drunk. Eventually, the Kampfgruppe find a German camp full of deserters awaiting execution and assumes control over operations there.




The Captain (2017)



While in the camp, Herold orders the execution of dozens of prisoners (with Kipinski being the principal executioner), and becomes increasingly infatuated with his newfound power. Over the course of their stay, Freytag becomes suspicious of Herold, and realises that the captain's uniform does not belong to him after seeing a tailor shorten the pant legs. Eventually, the camp is destroyed by an Allied air raid, and Kampfgruppe Herold moves to a local town. While there, the group loots considerably from the local population, and sets up a makeshift command post in a hotel under the name Sonderkommando und Schnellgericht [summary court] Herold. Under this command, Herold orders the execution of Kipinski. After a night of debauchery, the group's hotel is stormed by military police and Herold is arrested. In court, Herold claims that he acted only in the defense of the German people, and escapes out of a window before being sent back to the front. In the final scene, Herold is seen walking through a forest filled with skeletal remains, and the audience is informed that after the war he and several of his accomplices were sentenced to death and executed by the Allied forces.


Germany, 1945. Soldier Willi Herold, a deserter of the German army, stumbles into a uniform of Nazi captain abandoned during the last and desperate weeks of the Third Reich. Newly emboldened by the allure of a suit that he has stolen only to stay warm, Willi discovers that many Germans will follow the leader, whoever he is.


Read a tweet about this Blu-ray being available on Netflix and read up on it. Premiered at TIFF and had a healthy fest run. Music Box picked it up for the US. The film 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. Willi soon becomes what he was fleeing from.


In 1956, Helmut Käutner's movie adaptation of Carl Zuckmayer's play Der Hauptmann von Köpenick, which revolves around a dislocated captain's uniform that drastically changes people's reactions towards its new owner, it was the actor Heinz Rühmann, the eternally boyish German movie star, who played the title role. Harmless and forever a droll man-child, Rühmann turned the impersonation into an exercise of playfully debunking rusty hierarchies.


Soon the desperate corporal comes across an abandoned vehicle on a country road. It contains a basket of apples and a captain's uniform which, not counting the length of the pants, miraculously fits the wretched young soldier.


Inspired from the real story of Willi Herold, nicknamed the Executioner of Emsland, the film depicts his meteoric rise from simple private to all-powerful (albeit fake) captain during the last chaotic days of World War II, and is a chilling meditation on the corrupting influence of power, blind obedience and the influence of the Nazi regime on everyday people.


In the last moments of World War II, a 19 year old private, ragged and starving, steals a captain's uniform. Impersonating an officer he gathers a group of deserters and proceeds to kill and plunder his way through a beaten Nazi Germany.


The Captain is a 2017 World War II German-language drama directed by Robert Schwentke (Red, Flightplan). Set in 1945 near the end of the Second World War, the film is based on the real story of Willi Herold, a young German deserter who assumes the identity of a Luftwaffe captain after finding an abandoned captain uniform, and gradually transforms from a cowardly nobody into a ruthless German officer.


Eagles head coach Doug Pederson told the media that the choice of the captains was left up to a team vote. So it is no surprise to see who won over the locker room. The captains have all reacted in a positive and humble way. Here is what Graham had to say:


Good to hear from the veteran defensive end. It is very refreshing to see some players in the locker room taking clear leadership. As the Eagles head to Washington for week one, it will be interesting to see how our captains perform with their new uniform patches. Hopefully, it motivates them even more like Graham said it would.


And this player in all cases was - or would eventually become the captain or the leader of the team. And these captains were, you know, interesting characters because they weren't the captains you thought. It's not Michael Jordan and Derek Jeter or Pele or big superstars. A lot of them were people I'd never heard of and who really played in the shadows and were not famous people.


So I went through all the other possibilities, you know, and I found that some teams had great coaches. Some didn't. Some were tactically advanced. Some were not. Some had a lot of money. Most of them had none. So there was no other factor that they shared, and it was really obvious in the end that the only common thread was the character of the captain.


KELLY: So you were watching a team and looking and they would be middling or good, but not great, and then one captain would come in and the years that that captain was running the team, you saw a difference, you saw the breakthrough?


WALKER: Well, you know, it's not what you think. You know, we - I think if we were asked to construct a captain in a laboratory, we would pick a superstar. We'd pick someone who is charismatic, a celebrity. But what I discovered was that the great captains of these teams were not obvious people. They were rarely stars. They did the grunt work. They also had other surprising characteristics, like they embraced dissent and conflict inside their teams.


WALKER: Unsportsmanlike - they would do things like insult the opponent as a strategy or, you know, they would do very physically aggressive things or even push the rules to the limit. And this confused me. But I did a lot of research and looked into science and looked more closely, and I realized that in all these cases, these captains only did this in competition.


WALKER: You know, the captaincy is a funny thing. In fact, it's fallen out of fashion. You know, a lot of teams are not naming captains. They're naming a group of captains. They're very suspicious of the tradition. Some of this is economics because as television supports sports, there's an emphasis on putting on a good show. And these are the kinds of bankable stars that put, you know, butts in seats to be blunt about it.


So what's happened is that the superstar and the coach tend to be this sort of two poles of power on a team. And the captain's role is really fascinating. It was always a middle manager. It was an intermediary between the players and the coaches. It wasn't necessarily the best player. So a lot of teams simply give the captaincy to the best player, but that's not the model that's been successful over the years.


Clark was one of the best performers for the club last season and has experience as a skipper, captaining Aston Villa in his time there and also at different levels of the English youth national teams. Ritchie is a fiery competitor, and could use that passion to help motivate the side. Gayle was the leading scorer a year ago and may be the first choice target forward again this campaign.


MS Dhoni was the reason Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) had reached the IPL 2017 final despite having been replaced as captain by Steve Smith at the beginning of the season, said Rajat Bhatia, a veteran player in the league who was part of that RPS side.


In the last moments of World War II, a young German soldier fighting for survival finds a Nazi captain's uniform. Impersonating an officer, the man quickly takes on the monstrous identity of the perpetrators he's escaping from.


As they near the end of their season,the Libertyville/Vernon Hills Icecats own a 15-12-1 record. This year, all four captains are seniors at LHS. Emails interviews were conducted with each of the captains to learn about them on and off the ice.


Once he escapes, Willi stumbles upon a Nazi captain uniform in the back of a car. At first, he wears it just as a little joke. He prances around, pretending to bark orders at imaginary soldiers as a way of getting back at the Nazi officials who hurt him for so long. But within moments, a deserter by the name of Freytag (Milan Peschel) appears on the isolated road, clearly terrified by what appears to be a high-ranking Nazi officer ahead.


SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that forward Aleksander Barkov has been named the 10th captain in Panthers franchise history.


Over Florida's 25-year history in the NHL, Barkov joins a group of captains including: Brian Skrudland (1993-94 to 1997-98), Scott Mellanby (1997-98 to 2000-01), Pavel Bure (2001-02), Paul Laus (2001-02), Olli Jokinen (2003-04 to 2007-08), Bryan McCabe (2009-10 to 2010-11), Ed Jovanovski (2012-13 to 2013-14), Willie Mitchell (2014-15 to 2015-16) and Derek MacKenzie (2016-17 to 2017-18). 041b061a72


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