"There are probably not many films in English about the German resistance to the Nazis. Valkyrie is a kind of requiem for Claus Stauffenberg and the German resistance. I think Wagner's Requiem is played when the credits roll at the end of the film. And the film really makes you want to find out much more about those involved in the resistance and what they were actually up against. How does one function in a society disintegrating through carefully engineered "acceptable" hatred and hate crimes and political and ideological groups pitted against one another with sudden internal betrayal and quick liquidation occurring suddenly with no warning just around the next corner. How does one live or survive in such an environment?"