13 Minutes Trailer (Elser)

Oliver Hirschbiegel’s (Downfall) 2015 critical festival hit 13 Minutes, about an attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler, is finally getting a run in the U.S. Much like Bryan Singer’s more bombastic Valkyrie but far more restrained and respectful to history, 13 Minutes stars Christian Friedel (The White Ribbon).

Synopsis: During Hitler’s anniversary speech on November 8, 1939, a man is arrested on the Swiss border for possession of suspicious objects. Just minutes later, a bomb explodes in the Munich Bürgerbräukeller, immediately behind the Führer’s lectern, killing eight people.The man is Georg Elser (Christian Friedel), a carpenter from Königsbronn in the Swabia region.When a map of the site of the assault and detonators are found on him, he is sent to the head of the Criminal Police in the Reichssicherheitshauptamt,Arthur Nebe (Burghart Klaussner) and the head of the Gestapo, Heinrich Müller (Johann von Bülow) to be questioned. From them, Elser learns that his attempt has failed – that the man he wanted to kill in order to stop the bloodshed of the World War that had just begun, has left the Bürgerbräukeller 13 MINUTES before the explosion.