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Before the Fall (Napola)

2 Ratings: 3.5
A movie directed by Dennis Gansel

Berlin 1942. Friedrich is a 16 year old who dreams of doing something with his life. His big chance comes when hes discovered at a boxing match by a young man who teaches at an elite nazi national political school or napola. The young man becomes his … see full wiki

Director: Dennis Gansel
2 reviews about Before the Fall (Napola)
review by . March 01, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Acting, story, setting      Cons: Nothing really comes to mind.      The Bottom Line: If you like films about Germany during WWII, you need to have this on your list.      Remember Europa Europa? It was a film shot mostly in France made by a Polish director and whose language was German. It also caused a bit of endemic havoc for the Academy Awards: the way it works for foreign films is that the country has to pick the film to present …
review by . June 14, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
BEFORE THE FALL ('NAPOLA') is a brilliantly made film that addresses the blind hopes of youth in becoming a success as a man, a factor that allowed and allows dictators to entice young men into the realm of warriors under the guise of applauded bravery and the golden promise of achieving glory for a great cause. This story just happens to be about Hitler and his 40 Napola (training camps for the elite German youths in 1942) and the young boys and men who trained in these National Political societies. …
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