This Trailer For the WWII Thriller THE CAPTAIN is Fantastic! This Looks Like a Great Movie!

The U.S. trailer has just been released for a great looking World War II film called The Captain. This film tells the crazy and disturbing true story of a German army deserter who stumbles across an abandoned Nazi captain’s uniform during the last, desperate weeks of the Third Reich and it changes everything for him.

Newly emboldened by the allure of a suit that he stole only to stay warm, Willi discovers that many Germans will follow the leader, whosoever that happens to be. A parade of fresh atrocities follow in the self-declared captain’s wake, and serve as a profound reminder of the consequences of social conformity and untrammeled political power.

This is a seriously fascinating story and it was directed by Robert Schwentke (Red, Flightplan). The movie is described as being simultaneously a "historical docudrama, a tar-black comedy, and a sociological treatise, presenting fascism as a pathetic pyramid scheme, a system to be gamed by the most unscrupulous and hollow-souled."

The Captain hits select theaters on July 27th and I'll definitely be checking it out! Watch the trailer for yourself and tell us what you think.

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