In this dying days of the Third Reich, two young brothers go head-to head over their ideologies. Peter has taken up his father's cause and joined the Hitler Youth, but Karl is a member of the anti-Nazi gang known as the Edelweiss Pirates. The two groups battle constantly amid the ruins of Cologne, where war-torn families live in fear under the tightening grip of the Gestapo.The Pirates' minor skirmishes escalate into a deadly game when they rescue an escaped prisoner, the charismatic bomb expert, Hans. He takes up their cause and convinces the Pirates to help him on a daring mission to blow up Gestapo headquarters. Crushed by the news that his father's faith in the Third Reich was a lie, Peter becomes disenchanted with the Hitler Youth and joins the Pirates under Hans' guidance. Now Karl must protect his small family from the tyranny of the Gestapo despite Peter's stubborn loyalty to his new father figure. When their attack goes horribly wrong, the Pirates are thrown in jail, and the brothers separated. Under the torture of the Gestapo, they now face a terrible decision: betray their leader to save themselves, or stand by their beliefs and die with honour. Edelweiss Pirates is a true story of courage and human dignity in the midst of the oppressive Nazi regime.