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Oliver Hirschbiegel

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About the Movie

DOWNFALL tells the story of Hitler's last days in Berlin from Junge's perspective and is as close to being in the bunker as one can get. By April 1945, the enemy was at the gates. The Russian army is advancing on Berlin and defeat is inevitable. Hitler's moods range from defiance to delusion and others must decide whether to fight or flee, remain loyal or opt for self-preservation. Hitler ponders the fate of Germany whilst Braun parties like the last passenger on the Titanic, Magda Goebbels kills all her children, while Hitler takes advice on the most effective means of suicide. Directed with stunning intensity and admirable objectivity by Oliver Hirschbiegel (DAS EXPERIMENT). DOWNFALL breaks with taboos in portraying Hitler as a nefarious and seriously flawed man, but just a man nevertheless.

Customer Reviews

This is as close to what really happened and what the bunker looked like as you will ever see

Everything is as accurate in that bunker as you can get which i really appreciate in a historical movie. The Berlin scenes were actually produced in what was then called Lenningrad which just shows time can heal wounds.

Bruno Ganz was nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of Adolf Hitler, i think he was robbed as his portrayal is spot on. In a world were we see movies that state "based on true events" (hollywood) but actually have really nothing to do with what really happened except the name of certain characters are correct, this is not one of those.

If you want true fact, watch and enjoy.

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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2005

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