Friday 14th January 2011
Operation Valkyrie is a thrilling historical drama which details the events leading up to an audacious attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler at the height of World War II. The film is released by High Fliers on DVD on 28th March 2011.
It tells the amazing true story of a group of German High Command officers and their spirited and well-organised but ultimately flawed plan to change the course of history and end Hitler's reign of terror in Europe.
Sebastian Koch (Black Book and the Academy Award winning The Lives of Others) stars as the conspirators' leader, German resistance fighter Claus von Stauffenberg, with the cast also including Ulrich Tukur (The Lives of Others, Solaris, The White Ribbon) and Stefania Rocca (The Talented Mr Ripley).
Stauffenberg is summoned to a meeting with the Fuhrer at which he plans to blow up Hitler but the plot fails, Hitler survives and the officers are executed for treason.
The film uses eye witness accounts from the time, rare colour footage, painstakingly recreated dramatisations, detailed CG reconstructions and exclusive interviews with leading historians to present the definitive record of a pivotal event in the course of the war.
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