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The Captain (Der Hauptmann)
Hauptmann17.jpg
Country FRA.jpg France

GER.jpg Germany
POL.jpg Poland

Directed by Robert Schwentke
Release Date September 7, 2017
Language German
Main Cast
Character Actor
Willi Herold Max Hubacher
Pvt. Walter Freytag Milan Peschel
Pvt. Kipinski Frederick Lau
Camp Commander Hansen Waldemar Kobus
Captain Junker Alexander Fehling
Roger Samuel Finzi


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:

Contents


Pistols

Walther P38

Hauptmann Junker (Alexander Fehling) uses a Walther P38 during the beginning. The Walther is also used by Gefreiter Kipinski (Frederick Lau), Schütte (Bernd Hölscher) and Brockhoff (Marko Dyrlich).

Walther P38 pistol (manufactured at the Mauser Factory) - World War II dated - 9x19mm
Junker fires the P38 during the chase of Herold.
Schütte's wife takes aim with his Walther.

Walther PP

The Walther PP is used by Hauptmann Willi Herold (Max Hubacher). During execution of PoWs, he gives it to Roger (Samuel Finzi).

War Time Walther PP Pistol.
Hauptmann Willi Herold (Max Hubacher) is about to shoot his PP at a deserter "to earn roast" from the host.
He fires his pistol next to Kipinski's ear.
Roger takes the pistol.

Rifles

Mauser 98 Sporter

Capt. Junker uses a Mauser 98 Sporter as his personal firearm.

Mauser 98 Sporter rifle by Emil Kerner & Sohn. Actual Hero Mauser used by Christian Bale in Public Enemies. 9.3x57mm. Courtesy of NRA National Firearms Museum.
Junker aims the Sporter at the fleeing Herold.
Hidden Willi looks at Junker.
Later in the camp Junker approaches to Herold.

Karabiner 98k

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.

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Willi looks at Freytag's Karabiner.
German MP with his rifle over the back.
Volkssturm with their carbines.

Submachine Guns

MP40

Gefreiter Kipinski as well other German soldiers are armed with MP40.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
Kipinski aims his MP40 at Herold.
Kipinski stands guard.

MP41

Two Fallschirmjäger of Herold's group are seen with MP41s.

MP41 - 9x19mm
The MP41 is seen on the left.
Front view of the scene.
The Fallschirmjäger with his shouldered MP41.

Machine Guns

MG42

An MG42 is briefly seen held by Roger in Herold's car.

Maschinengewehr 42 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The MG42 seen on the right.

Other

2 cm FlaK 38

Two German soldiers with a 2cm FlaK 38 unite to Herold's group.

German 2 cm Flak 38 in single mounting - 20x138mm B
The FlaK being fired.
Close up.
The gunner takes aim at PoWs.

12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

A Villager is briefly seen with a 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

J. Stevens and Company Side by Side Shotgun (Circa 1878) exposed hammers and designed to fire Black Powder shotgun shells - 12 Gauge
The shotgun held by the Villager in the background.

Panzerfaust 30

A Panzerfaust 30 is seen mounted on a bicycle.

Panzerfaust 30 - 44mm with 140mm warhead
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Model 24 Stielhandgranate

At least one of Herold's men is seen with a Model 24 Stielhandgranate on his belt.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" High-Explosive Fragmentation Hand Grenade
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