American Traitor: The Trial Of Axis Sally is about an American woman named Mildred Gillars, played in this by Meadow Williams, who broadcast Nazi propaganda during World War II.
She was dubbed “Axis Sally” by the American GIs who simultaneously loved and hated her because of her voice.
American Traitor: The Trial Of Axis Sally plunges viewers into the very dark underbelly of the Third Reich’s hate-filled propaganda machine, Sally’s eventual capture, and the subsequent trial for treason in Washington D.C. after the war.
Here’s the trailer:
Vertical’s official synopsis for American Traitor: The Trial Of Axis Sally reads:
“Based on the true story, American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally follows the life of American woman Mildred Gillars (Meadow Williams) and her lawyer (Al Pacino), who struggles to redeem her reputation. Dubbed “Axis Sally” for broadcasting Nazi propaganda to American troops during WWII, Mildred’s story exposes the dark underbelly of the Third Reich’s hate-filled propaganda machine, her eventual capture in Berlin, and subsequent trial for treason against the United States after the war.”
American Traitor: The Trial Of Axis Sally is directed by American filmmaker Michael Polish, director of many films including Twin Falls Idaho, Northfork, The Astronaut Farmer, For Lovers Only, Big Sur, Amnesiac, 90 Minutes in Heaven, Hot Bot, Nona, Little Brother of War, and Force of Nature.
The main cast also includes Al Pacino as lawyer James Laughlin, Thomas Kretschmann, Mitch Pileggi, Lala Kent, and Carsten Norgaard.
Vertical releases American Traitor: The Trial Of Axis Sally in select theaters and on VOD starting May 28th.