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Before the Fall (2004)

117 min | Drama, Sport, Thriller

In 1942, Friedrich Weimer's boxing skills get him an appointment to a National Political Academy (NaPolA) - high schools that produce Nazi elite. Over his father's objections, Friedrich enrolls, seeing this as his ticket out of factory ...See moreIn 1942, Friedrich Weimer's boxing skills get him an appointment to a National Political Academy (NaPolA) - high schools that produce Nazi elite. Over his father's objections, Friedrich enrolls, seeing this as his ticket out of factory life to university and a good salary. During his year in seventh column (fifth form), this innocence is altered as Friedrich encounters hazing, cruelty, death, and the Nazi code. His friendship with Albrecht, the ascetic son of the area's governor, is central to this education; a night in the forest hunting for escaped Russian POWs brings things to a head. Written by See less
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$ 8,036
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$ 144,065
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Mar 14, 2005 (United States)

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52 cast members
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Max Riemelt
Friedrich Weimer Friedrich Weimer   See fewer
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Tom Schilling
Albrecht Stein Albrecht Stein   See fewer
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Jonas Jägermeyr
Christoph Schneider Christoph Schneider   See fewer
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Leon A. Kersten
Tjaden (as Leon Alexander Kersten) Tjaden (as Leon Alexander Kersten)   See fewer
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Martin Goeres
Siegfried Gladen Siegfried Gladen   See fewer
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Florian Stetter
Justus von Jaucher Justus von Jaucher   See fewer
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Joachim Bißmeier
Anstaltsleiter Anstaltsleiter   See fewer
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Michael Schenk
Sportlehrer Sportlehrer   See fewer
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Justus von Dohnányi
Gauleiter Heinrich Stein (as Justus von Dohnàny and Justus von Dohnányi) Gauleiter Heinrich Stein (as Justus von Dohnàny and Justus von Dohnányi)   See fewer
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Claudia Michelsen
Frau Stein Frau Stein   See fewer
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Julie Engelbrecht
Katharina (as Julie Marie Engelbrecht) Katharina (as Julie Marie Engelbrecht)   See fewer
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Johannes Zirner
Torben Send Torben Send   See fewer
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Alexander Held
Friedrichs Vater Friedrichs Vater   See fewer
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Sissy Höfferer
Friedrichs Mutter Friedrichs Mutter   See fewer
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Max Dombrovka
Hans Weimer (as Max Dombrowka) Hans Weimer (as Max Dombrowka)   See fewer
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Marian Schole
Peter Fischer Peter Fischer   See fewer
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Jakob Semotan
Jungmann 1 Jungmann 1   See fewer
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Lenz von Johnston
Jungmann 2 Jungmann 2   See fewer
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Thomas Sittler
Nils Otto Nils Otto   See fewer
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Hans Dieter Knebel
Major Hendrichs Major Hendrichs   See fewer
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Götz Schubert
SS-Führer SS-Führer   See fewer
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Dennis Gansel
Trainer Boxverein Trainer Boxverein   See fewer
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Michael Gerber
Biologielehrer Biologielehrer   See fewer
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Michael Rast
Weltanschauungslehrer Weltanschauungslehrer   See fewer
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Michael Lerchenberg
Lateinlehrer Lateinlehrer   See fewer
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Robert Russel
Mathematiklehrer (as Robert Russell) Mathematiklehrer (as Robert Russell)   See fewer
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Michael Rones
Erdkundelehrer Erdkundelehrer   See fewer
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Otmar Brancuzský
Kleiderwart (as Otomar Brancúzsky) Kleiderwart (as Otomar Brancúzsky)   See fewer
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Ljuba Krbová
Hefe's Mutter Hefe's Mutter   See fewer
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Jan Fiala
Fahrer von Heinrich Stein Fahrer von Heinrich Stein   See fewer
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Zdenek Maryska
Referendar Referendar   See fewer
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Karel Dobrý
SS-Arzt SS-Arzt   See fewer
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Zdenek Julina
Angestellter in Kohlenhandlung Angestellter in Kohlenhandlung   See fewer
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Jana Altmanová
Oma Mertens Oma Mertens   See fewer
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Bohumil Svarc
Mann in PKW Mann in PKW   See fewer
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Ota Filip
Hefe's Vater Hefe's Vater   See fewer
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Michael Beran
Schüler 7. Zug Schüler 7. Zug   See fewer
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Jan Bidlas
Erzieher Napola Allenstein Erzieher Napola Allenstein   See fewer
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Lukás Fronek
Boxer Oranienstein Boxer Oranienstein   See fewer
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Paval Bartúnek
SS-Offizier 1 SS-Offizier 1   See fewer
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Otta Tesar
SS-Offizier 2 SS-Offizier 2   See fewer
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Radek Zima
SS-Soldat SS-Soldat   See fewer
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Maxim Tretiakov
Russischer Gefangener Russischer Gefangener   See fewer
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Otokar Harlas
Pastor Pastor   See fewer
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Jan Jarkovský
Jugendlicher Kriegsgefangener Jugendlicher Kriegsgefangener   See fewer
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SS-Soldat (uncredited) SS-Soldat (uncredited)   See fewer
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Soldat (uncredited) Soldat (uncredited)   See fewer
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GESTAPO Mann (uncredited) GESTAPO Mann (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.4 / 10 | 12,692 votes