13 Minutes

The breath-taking story of a man who nearly would have changed the world.

After the takeover of the National Socialists in 1939, Georg Elser, a carpenter from Koenigsbronn, takes the decision to kill Adolf Hitler. A self-made bomb in a famous brew house in Munich misses its target only by 13 minutes. 13 Minutes that could have changed the world’s history and maybe saved the lives of millions of people. Who was this common man who realized the danger of war so early and decided to act while everyone else was following blindly or just keeping silent?The breath-taking story of a man who nearly would have changed the world.

Production Details

  • Runtime

    113 Min
  • Broadcaster

    SWR, ARD Degeto, BR, WDR, ARTE
  • Commissioning Editor

    federführend Manfred Hattendorf und Michael Schmidl (SWR), Christine Strobl (ARD Degeto), Claudia Simionescu (BR), Götz Bolten (WDR), Andreas Schreitmüller (ARTE)
  • Director

    Oliver Hirschbiegel
  • Scriptwriter

    Fred Breinersdorfer, Léonie-Claire Breinersdorfer
  • Cast

    Christian Friedel, Burghart Klaußner, Katharina Schüttler, David Zimmerschier, Johann von Bülow, Felix Eitner u.a.
  • Music

    David Holmes
  • Camera

    Judith Kaufmann
  • Producers

    Boris Ausserer, Oliver Schündler (Lucky Bird Pictures); Fred Breinersdorfer (Delphi Medien)
  • Co-producers

    Delphi Medien, Philipp filmproduction (Philipp Hoepp)
  • Distributor

    Sony Pictures Classics
  • With backing from

    FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, BLS Südtirol, Deutscher Filmförderfonds
  • World sales

    Beta Cinema


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