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Downfall

(DVD - 2005 - German)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Downfall


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Takes you into Hitler's bunker, in 1945, during the brutal and harrowing last days of the Third Reich. Seen through the eyes of Hitler's infamous secretary Traudl Junge, optimism crumbles into grim realization and terror as it becomes clear that Germany's defeat is inevitable. As the Russian army circles the city, the dimly lit halls of the underground refuge become an execution chamber for the Fuhrer and his closest advisors.
Title: Downfall
[videorecording]
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. :, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,, [2005].
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (155 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2004.
Based on the book "Inside Hitler's bunker" by Joachim Fest and "Until the final hour" by Traudl Junge and Melissa Müller.
Special features: Director commentary; the making-of 'Downfall'; cast & crew interviews.
Summary: Takes you into Hitler's bunker, in 1945, during the brutal and harrowing last days of the Third Reich. Seen through the eyes of Hitler's infamous secretary Traudl Junge, optimism crumbles into grim realization and terror as it becomes clear that Germany's defeat is inevitable. As the Russian army circles the city, the dimly lit halls of the underground refuge become an execution chamber for the Fuhrer and his closest advisors.
Local Note: 6 15 53 67 75 80 109 118 122 153 173 175 210 216 224 226 231 242 245 272 276
Alternate Title: Untergang
ISBN: 1404987606
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Report This Dec 31, 2013
  • erinsnest rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Pretty engrossing stuff. Couldn't pause it to go to bed, and now I'm going to be tired (again) tomorrow. Also, now I have 2 more books on my for later shelf. I'm going to have to live a long long time to get through that list! Oh well, never bored!

Report This Jul 08, 2013
  • oldfryup rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Terrific recreation of those events. Bruno Ganz is stunning as Hitler. Everyone can be reminded of what it means to be a Nazi by Mrs.Geobbels. She murdered her six beautiful children, to save them from being a member of a world that would exist without the Nazi Party. Nice Mom????The opening sequence of hiring a secretary almost makes you think the movie is going to humanize Hitler...not for long

Ganz does a great job of playing Hitler, even down his accent, which is pantomimed to BRD Kanzler Konrad Adenauer in "the Baader-Meinhof Complex". One of the most gripping scenes are the ones portraying the childrens' fealty to Hitler: "Wir sind zu Hitler geschworn'", especially, the socialist expedient to the disolution of it's power was to plunder the lives of children. Anyone that espouses socialism should see this movie and support the republican aim of a tacit nationalism without an overweening statism. Buy your own butter and bandages!

Report This Oct 22, 2012
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very well done movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding on this one. A++ DVD

Report This Oct 18, 2012
  • Green_Bird_203 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Watching Bruno the Hitler was truly a great experience. Probably the best performance in his acting career. I also found his subtle, quiet performance in "Eternity and a Day"(directed by Theodoros Angelopoulos) superb!

Report This Aug 08, 2012
  • Janice21383 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Fatherland of 1000 Youtube video parodies. Bruno Ganz is the fuhrer, in a cozy, domestic way. Eva Braun is as sweetly stupid as you probably picture her. There are a few "good" characters, to twist the knife a little further.

I'm going to watch this because I watch parodies on Youtube. FEGELEIN! FEGELEIN! FEGELEIN!

Report This Jan 20, 2010
  • Rachelene_Biblio rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A war movie as they should be made. No hero. Monsters all over. The aura of "all falling apart" is overwhelming, and there is no fun to have in watching this movie. It's actually mesmerizing, in a dirty way, and it hurts all the way along. Brilliantly played, you feel you are there, and you don't want to be there! Watch it all the same, it's a chef d'oeuvre.

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Report This Aug 03, 2012
  • Janice21383 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I don't do politics anymore.

Report This Aug 03, 2012
  • Janice21383 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The best thing to do is shoot yourself in the mouth.

Report This Aug 03, 2012
  • Janice21383 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The Fuhrer is the fuhrer!

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