AUGUST 25TH, 1944. THE ALLIES ENTER PARIS. Shortly before dawn, Dietrich von Choltitz, German military governor of Paris, prepares to execute Adolph Hitler’s orders to blow up the French capital. Bridges and monuments are all rigged to explode.
And yet, Paris is not destroyed. Why did von Choltitz refuse to carry out the Fuhrer’s commands, despite his boundless loyalty to the Third Reich? Could it have been Raoul Nordling, Swedish consul-general to Paris, who made the General change his mind?
Certificate: 12 Drama | History | World
Dir. Volker Schlondorff, France/Germany, 2014, 84 mins, subtitles
Cast: Andre Dussollier, Niels Arestrup, Burghart Klaussner