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Stauffenberg (film)

Stauffenberg is a 2004 GermanoAustrian TV film by Das Erste (German TV ARD), about Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg and the 20 July 1944 plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. The film was first broadcast on 25 February 2004 on German TV (ARD).

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Directed by Jo Baier
Written by Jo Baier
Starring Sebastian Koch
Ulrich Tukur
Hardy Krüger, Jr.
Music by Enjott Schneider
Cinematography Gunnar Fuss
Edited by Carla Fabry
Distributed by ARD (German TV)
Release date
  • 2004 (2004)
Running time
92 minutes
Country Germany
Language German

Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg becomes an enemy of Hitler's policy, because General-Major Henning von Tresckow informs him about German war crimes behind the Russian front. On 20 July 1944 he goes with a time bomb in his briefcase to a conference room at Hitler's headquarter Wolfsschanze near Rastenburg in East Prussia. Four people were killed immediately, but Hitler survived.

The film was awarded "best film" at the Deutscher Fernsehpreis (German Television Awards).

The film goes by the international English name of Operation Valkyrie.

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