Valkyrie


2h 2008

Brief Synopsis

A proud military man, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg is a loyal officer who loves his country but has been forced to watch with horror as the rise of Hitler has led to the events of World War II. He has continued his military service, all the while hoping someone will find a way to stop Hitler before Europe and Germany are destroyed. Realizing time is running out, Stauffenberg decides he must take action himself, and in 1942, on his own initiative, attempts to persuade senior commanders in the East to confront and overthrow Hitler. Then in 1943, while recovering from injuries suffered in combat, Stauffenberg joins forces with the German Resistance, a long-existing civilian anti-Hitler conspiracy comprised of men hidden inside the highest reaches of power. Armed with a cunning strategy to use Hitler's own emergency plan to stabilize the government in the event of his demise--Operation Valkyrie--and turn that plan on its head to remove those in power and cripple Hitler's regime, these men plot to assassinate the dictator and overthrow his Nazi government. With everything in place, and with the future of the world, the fate of millions, and the lives of his wife and children hanging in the balance, Stauffenberg is thrust from being one of many who oppose Hitler to being the one who must kill Hitler himself.

Film Details

Also Known As
Operación Valquiria, Operation Walkuere: Das Stauffenberg-Attentat, Operation Walkure: Das Stauffenberg-Attentat, Rubicon, Untitled (United Artists/Bryan Singer Thriller)
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Action
Historical
Thriller
War
Period
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Barbel Lutter; Gudrun Kaindl; Mario Reichlin; Sabine Bobbis; Tamara Ries; Thomas Zaepf; Ulrike Diallo
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM )
Location
Berlin, Germany; North Africa

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

A proud military man, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg is a loyal officer who loves his country but has been forced to watch with horror as the rise of Hitler has led to the events of World War II. He has continued his military service, all the while hoping someone will find a way to stop Hitler before Europe and Germany are destroyed. Realizing time is running out, Stauffenberg decides he must take action himself, and in 1942, on his own initiative, attempts to persuade senior commanders in the East to confront and overthrow Hitler. Then in 1943, while recovering from injuries suffered in combat, Stauffenberg joins forces with the German Resistance, a long-existing civilian anti-Hitler conspiracy comprised of men hidden inside the highest reaches of power. Armed with a cunning strategy to use Hitler's own emergency plan to stabilize the government in the event of his demise--Operation Valkyrie--and turn that plan on its head to remove those in power and cripple Hitler's regime, these men plot to assassinate the dictator and overthrow his Nazi government. With everything in place, and with the future of the world, the fate of millions, and the lives of his wife and children hanging in the balance, Stauffenberg is thrust from being one of many who oppose Hitler to being the one who must kill Hitler himself.

Crew

Erik Aadahl

Sound Designer

Erik Aadahl

Supervising Sound Editor

Gil Adler

Producer

Gil Adler

Line Producer

Markus Albrecht

Advisor

Nathan Alexander

Screenplay

Nathan Alexander

Coproducer

Gil Alvarado

Graphic Artist

Jason Anderson

Digital Effects Artist

Jesse Andrewartha

Visual Effects

James Armstrong

Stunt Coordinator

Vic Armstrong

Consultant

David K Arnold

Assistant Director

Lucas Arnold

Special Effects Technician

James Ashwill

Foley Mixer

Simon Atherton

Props

Herb Ault

Key Grip

Brian Edward Avery

Stunts

Mikey Avery

Stunts

Paul Babin

Camera Operator

N Shoban Babu

Cg Supervisor

John Bakalar

Assistant

K Balaji

Digital Effects Artist

Nick Bali

Software Engineer

Jeffrey G Barnett

Stunts

Tyler Barnett

Stunts

Baisa Baumann

Assistant Director

Michael Behrends

Best Boy

Gavin J. Behrman

Production Accountant

Nikki Bell

Editorial Assistant

Markus Bensch

Location Assistant

Matt Berberi

Stunts

Christopher Berg

Dailies

Rundfunkchor Berlin

Song Performer

Schein Berlin

Graphics Coordinator

Milan C Bhatt

Special Effects Technician

Jacqueline Bhavnani

Makeup Artist

Theodore Bialek

Cg Supervisor

Micah Bisagni

Assistant Camera

Oliver Blind

Assistant

Sabine Bobbis

Costumes Provider

Steve Borgese

Greensman

Michael Bortz

Propman

Etienne Boussac

Assistant Editor

Joey Box

Stunts

Kim Boyle

Visual Effects Producer

Karen M. Boyle-anastasio

Colorist

Denny Bratsch

Best Boy

Jessica Braun

Set Costumer

Ryan Bright

Software Engineer

Judy Britten

Production Coordinator

Chris Brock

Unit Production Manager

Chris Brock

Line Producer

Frederike Brodersen

Set Costumer

Erik L Brown

Camera Assistant

Zoe Brown

Makeup Artist

Richard Bucher

Stunts

Richard Burden

Stunts

Brian Burks

Character Animation

Barney Burman

Prosthetic Makeup

Jennifer Campbell

Production Supervisor

John Campuzano

Visual Effects

Meegan Carroll

Post-Production Coordinator

Ana Catala

Production Secretary

Mark Chadwick

Stunts

Matthew Chambers

Software Engineer

Det Chansamone

Digital Effects Artist

Albert Cheng

Visual Effects

Nick Chopping

Stunts

Tim Christensen

Digital Effects Artist

Gary Christie

Dolly Grip

Timothy S. Christie

Dolly Grip

Peter C Clarke

Assistant Property Master

Lee Cleary

Assistant Director

Gerrard Coffey

Accounting Assistant

Gary Cohen

Special Effects Technician

Patrick Cohen

Cg Supervisor

Frank Connor

Photography

Garry Cooper

Special Effects Supervisor

Murilo Coutinho

Software Engineer

Jennifer Cranfill

Software Engineer

Jason Crosby

Digital Effects Artist

David Crossman

Costume Supervisor

Tom Cruise

Executive Producer

John Cucci

Foley Artist

Clay Cullen

Stunts

Phil Culotta

Stunts

Paul Curren

Painter

Sam Curren

Painter

Birka Czassny

Construction

Torsten Dahlke

Painter

Enid Dalkoff

Digital Effects Artist

Klaus Gr Darrelmann

Location Manager

Susan Schakelford Dawes

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Gerardo De La Cruz

Software Engineer

Carlos De Varona

Assistant Camera

Alan Decastro

Digital Effects Artist

Dave Deever

Video Assist/Playback

Debbie Denise

Visual Effects Producer

Sgt. Maj. James D. Dever

Advisor

Dhamarata G. Dhiensuwana

Key Rigging Grip

Ulrike Diallo

Costumes Provider

Lars Dicht

Carpenter

Tony Diep

Digital Effects Artist

A Dinesh

Background Painter

Jim Doherty

Cg Supervisor

John J. Downey

Special Effects Foreman

Richard Duarte

Foley Mixer

Zack Duhame

Stunts

Jan Dunkel

On-Set Dresser

Michelle Dunton

Rights & Clearances

Michael Duwel

Art Department

Ken Van Duyne

Assistant Costume Designer

Daniel Eaton

Cg Supervisor

Christopher Edwards

Visual Effects

Krishan Ehlert

Lead Set Dresser

A A Elanchezhiyan

Background Painter

Ross Emery

Director Of Photography

Erin Engman

Assistant Production Coordinator

Enzo Enzel

Painter

Jules Eschliman

Visual Effects

Bradley Farmer

Stunts

Dane Farwell

Stunts

John Paul Fasal

Sound Effects

Craig Feifarek

Special Effects Technician

Sylke Ferber

Production Secretary

Jan Fiedler

Visual Effects

Steve Finn

Boom Operator

Dylan Firshein

Associate Editor

Agnes Fischer

Assistant Production Coordinator

Guido Fischer

Assistant Location Manager

Christoph Fisser

Coproducer

Michael Fissneider

Models

Dennis Fitzgerald

Stunts

Jay Floyd

Rights & Clearances

Chris Flynn

Digital Effects Artist

Doug Forrest

Digital Effects Artist

Richard Fowkes

Consultant

Martin Frank

Gaffer

Sabina Franke

Assistant Director

Colin H Fraser

Construction Manager

Mark Freund

Visual Effects Supervisor

Rene Frommholz

Best Boy

Regaye M Fulcher

Production

George Furst

Song

Robert Garcia Jr.

Transportation Captain

Frederick Gaudreau

Digital Effects Artist

Gerry Gavigan

Assistant Director

Concepcion Gaxiola

Tailor

Robert Gee

Painter

Pat Gehlen

Visual Effects

Jens Geibel

Location Scout

Steve Gell

Wardrobe

John Giffoni

Digital Effects Artist

Arabella Gilbert

Assistant Production Coordinator

Tanner Gill

Stunts

Jeff Gladu

Accountant

Gabriella Gobber

Script Supervisor

Amanda Goodpaster

Music Editor

Jade Gordon

Stunts

Gerry Gore

Transportation Coordinator

Kemal Gorgulu

Assistant Director

Dylan Gottlieb

Visual Effects

Matthew K. Grigsby

Production Accountant

Dawn Guinta

Digital Effects Artist

David Gulick

Property Master

Alexander Gunn

Pyrotechnics

Alexander Gutschke

Set Decorator

Marcus Haendgen

Property Master

Sean Haley

Costumer

Allen L Hall

Special Effects Supervisor

Bob Hall

Assistant Camera

Brian Hall

Software Engineer

Matthew Hall

Special Effects Foreman

Torsten J Halsey

Researcher

Myra Hamaza

Camera Assistant

Brian Hamblin

Production Manager

Kevin Hannigan

Special Effects Coordinator

Steven Hansen

Digital Effects Artist

Leah Hardstark

Animation Photography

T C Harrison

Digital Effects Artist

Jane Harvie

Painter

Victoria Hawden

Production Coordinator

Chris Hebert

Animation Photography

Ingeborg Heinemann

Assistant Set Decorator

Pablo Heisenberg

Music Conductor

James Heisner

Stunts

Isabel Henderson

Post-Production Supervisor

Warren Hendriks

Sound Effects Editor

Craig Henighan

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Craig Henighan

Supervising Sound Editor

Bernhard Henrich

Set Decorator

Paul Herbert

Stunts

Michael Herbick

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Toralf Hertzsch

Construction

Manuel Hess

On-Set Dresser

Graham Hills

Special Effects Technician

John Hinton

Pilot

Steve Hinton

Pilot

Nick Hobbs

Stunts

Film Details

Also Known As
Operación Valquiria, Operation Walkuere: Das Stauffenberg-Attentat, Operation Walkure: Das Stauffenberg-Attentat, Rubicon, Untitled (United Artists/Bryan Singer Thriller)
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Action
Historical
Thriller
War
Period
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Barbel Lutter; Gudrun Kaindl; Mario Reichlin; Sabine Bobbis; Tamara Ries; Thomas Zaepf; Ulrike Diallo
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM )
Location
Berlin, Germany; North Africa

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter December 25, 2008

Released in United States on Video May 19, 2009

Released in United States Winter December 25, 2008

Released in United States on Video May 19, 2009

Project was included on the 2007 Black List.