Plot – German Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg loves his country and has always been a loyal officer and a proud military man. However, forced to watch Hitler’s horrific rise and the Second World War and, even worse, racial persecution, von Stauffenberg begins to hope that someone will find a way to stop Hitler before Europe and Germany are destroyed. Finally, it is he himself who goes into action, trying to persuade the leaders of the Eastern Front to overthrow the Führer. When the conspirators decide to implement the plan, using the strategy of Operation Valkyrie – an emergency plan Hitler himself had studied to consolidate the country in the event of his death – von Stauffenberg begins his mission: to assassinate the dictator and overthrow the Nazi government.

Movie Info

Title Valkyrie

Year 2008

Director Bryan Singer


Top 13 Quotes of “Valkyrie” Movie

“I’m a soldier, I serve my country. But this is not my country. I was lying out there bleeding to death, thinking, if I die now, I leave nothing to my children but shame. I know now there is only one way to serve Germany, and doing so I’ll be a traitor… I accept that.”

Tom Cruise – Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg

“Any problem on Earth can be solved with the careful application of high explosives. The trick is not to be around when they go off.”
Christian Berkel – Colonel Mertz von Quirnheim

“- General Friedrich Fromm: What is it you want?
– General Friedrich Olbricht: I wanted to introduce our new man, Colonel Stauffenberg.
– General Friedrich Fromm: Ah! From Africa. Well, I’d offer you my hand, but I might not get it back.”
Tom Wilkinson – General Friedrich Fromm

Bill Nighy – General Friedrich Olbricht

“- Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg: Will Mussolini be at the briefing?
– Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel: We should be so lucky. Then some ambitious young officer might do us a favor and shoot the Dago bastard!”

Tom Cruise – Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg

Kenneth Cranham – Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel

“The Valkyrie: handmaidens of the gods, choosing who will live and who will die, sparing the most heroic from an agonizing death.”
David Bamber – Adolf Hitler

“Remember, this is a military operation. Nothing ever goes according to plan.”
Terence Stamp – Ludwig Beck

– Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg: I am involved in high treason with all means available to me. Can I count you in?
– Lieutenant Werner von Haeften: For anything, sir. Anything at all.
– Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg: “Anything” is a very dangerous word, Lieutenant.
Tom Cruise – Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg

Jamie Parker – Lieutenant Werner von Haeften

“There is widespread disgust in the officer corps toward the crimes committed by the Nazis, the murder of civilians, the torture and starvation of prisoners, the mass execution of Jews. My duty as an officer is no longer to save my country, but to save human lives.”
Tom Cruise – Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg

“The point of replacing Hitler is to negotiate the truce with the Allies. The Allies, I suspect would be more amenable to a truce if we offer it to them before they get to fucking Berlin!”
Bill Nighy – General Friedrich Olbricht

“One cannot understand National Socialism if one does not understand Wagner.”
David Bamber – Adolf Hitler

“You may hand us over to the executioner, but in three months time, the disgusted and harried people will bring you to book and drag you alive through the dirt in the streets.”

David Schofield – Erwin von Witzleben

“I’m a soldier, but in serving my country, I have betrayed my conscience.”

Tom Cruise – Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg

“We have to show the world that not all of us are like him. Otherwise, this will always be Hitler’s Germany.”
Sir Kenneth Branagh – Major-General Henning von Tresckow