The Captain (Der Hauptmann) is a 2017 World War II German language drama directed by Robert Schwentke (Red, Flightplan). The film is set in 1945 at the end of the Second World War, as Corporal Willi Herold is mercilessly hunted down by the merciless Captain Junker, who considers him a deserter. But shortly before his expected death, Willi discovers in a car at the roadside a medal-captained uniform of the Luftwaffe, which he simply brushes over. After donning the new uniform, he quickly slips into the role of a German officer and soon scattered German soldiers begin to follow his orders, no matter how ridiculous. Willi tests his newly gained power of disposition with tragic results to numerous prisoners of war. The film was loosely based on actual events.
The following weapons were used in the film The Captain:
Mauser 98 Sporter
Capt. Junker uses a Mauser 98 Sporter as his personal firearm.
German Feldgendarmerie and regular soldiers including Gefreiter Freytag are armed with Karabiner 98k. Willi Herold is seen also with Freytag's Kar98k. Some members of the Volkssturm are armed with it as well.
Gefreiter Kipinski as well other German soldiers are armed with MP40.
Two Fallschirmjäger of Herold's group are seen with MP41s.
An MG42 is briefly seen held by Roger in Herold's car.
2 cm FlaK 38
Two German soldiers with a 2cm FlaK 38 unite to Herold's group.
12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun
A Villager is briefly seen with a 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun
A Panzerfaust 30 is seen mounted on a bicycle.
Model 24 Stielhandgranate
At least one of Herold's men is seen with a Model 24 Stielhandgranate on his belt.