Advanced Search

Canaris

 
Title: Canaris
Original title: Canaris
Format: two hours
Starring: O.E. Hasse
Adrian Hoven
Barbara Rütting
Directed by: Alfred Weidemann
Produced by: Produced by Fama-Filmproduktion in association with Beta

Canaris

International Awards winning espionage thriller based on true events

In 1938, Germany is on the verge of an officer's revolt against Hitler and his government. However, this is hindered by the Munich treaties. Thanks to his international connections, admiral Canaris realizes that war is imminent, but all his warnings are in vain. His greatest enemy is Heydrich, the chief SS squad leader, who has Canaris followed so that he can also control the intelligence. But before he succeeds, he is called to Prague. Canaris does his best to help those persecuted by the regime and takes part in the preparations for the attack on Hitler. After the unsuccessful assassination attempt, he is jailed and hanged shortly before the end of the war.