In 1944, 170 German citizens were brought to trial and convicted as participants in a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. This was not an isolated act, but only the last of more than 20 attempts to overthrow the Nazi Regime. This is the story of a resistance that, prior to this film, had largely eluded popular consciousness.
Powerful and provocative, Academy Award nominee THE RESTLESS CONSCIENCE explores the motivating principals and activities of the anti-Nazi resistance inside Germany from 1933 to 1945. The film is a deeply moving portrayal of individual destinies, focusing on the moral and political evolution of individuals whose consciences were at odds with an overpowering national consensus.
Hava Kohav Beller's THE RESTLESS CONSCIENCE highlights the tension between individual responsibility to a personal ethical code, and to a tyrannical political system. In telling their story, the film recognizes those who, despite the mortal danger to themselves and their families, and being branded traitors at home, had the courage to uphold essential human values.