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Posted on: March 18, 2013

Genres: Drama , Biography , History
Actors: André Hennicke , Michael Mendl , Thomas Kretschmann , Matthias Habich , Christian Berkel , Heino Ferch , Juliane Köhler , Ulrich Matthes , Corinna Harfouch , Alexandra Maria Lara , Bruno Ganz , Ulrich Noethen , Birgit Minichmayr , Rolf Kanies , Justus von Dohnányi
Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel
Country: Austria, Italy, Germany
Year: 2004
IMDB Rating: 8.3/10 (148671 votes)

In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still achieve victory and orders his Generals and advisers to fight to the last man. “Downfall” explores these final days of the Reich, where senior German leaders (such as Himmler and Goring) began defecting from their beloved Fuhrer, in an effort to save their own lives, while still others (Joseph Goebbels) pledge to die with Hitler. Hitler, himself, degenerates into a paranoid shell of a man, full of optimism one moment and suicidal depression the next. When the end finally does comes, and Hitler lies dead by his own hand, what is left of his military must find a way to end the killing that is the Battle of Berlin, and lay down their arms in surrender. Written by Anthony Hughes {husnock31@hotmail.com} As the Russians advance through Berlin in the spring of 1945, Adolf Hitler and his remaining military and secretarial staff shelter in his large bunker complex in the centre of the city. His mood swings between completely unjustified optimism that his forces will still break through, and rage against the incompetence and betrayal of his military commanders. Reality does finally start to break through and the Fuhrer and the others in the bunker start to make their final personal preparations for the inevitable. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26} A non-political person, Traudl Junge, then twenty-four years old and the personal secretary to Adolf Hitler, recounts the two weeks in her life starting on April 20, 1945, the day of Hitler’s 56th birthday. Spent primarily in the Führer’s bunker, she and many of the leaders of the Nazi party were taking refuge from the siege of Berlin by the advancing Russian troops. It seemed almost a guarantee that the Russians would take control of the city and that Germany would lose the war. Hitler and his military were trying to decide what to do, many giving Hitler the advice of getting out of Berlin and/or surrendering to save the lives of the German civilian population. Hitler made up his own decisions on what he felt stood for his own political ideals, and treated anyone, even during these tenuous times, as being treasonous if they disobeyed his orders. Regardless, many ended up doing what they felt best for themselves despite possible execution by their own if they disobeyed the Führer. As the situation for the Nazi’s became more desperate, the more desperate their individual actions became, some following their Führer to the end.

Film Review

Der Untergang, or The Downnfall, was a very well scripted and depicted movie about the events that took place in Hitler's Berlin Bunker. The story is made better by the perspective from which it is told. It is about a young lady who becomes Hitler's secretary and how she views the events in the final days of the Third Reich. It is a very compelling and emotional movie but is not for the faint of heart as the movie can be graphic at times but aside from the grotesque scenes, the movie is fantastic.9/10 and I highly recommend to anyone interested in WWII movies from the German perspective and how Nazi Germany really met its end. A bit on the long side is the only downside but if you can take the length then you will enjoy this movie immensely.Other recommended titles (WWII based on true events): Schindler's List, Resistance, Redtails

The story of Hitler's last days in the Berlin bunker is a riveting, almost factual piece of film-making that feels more like a documentary than a movie. Despite the lengthy running time, DOWNFALL is never less than gripping thanks to the stark realism and depth of character present at all times.It certainly makes for uncomfortable viewing in that it gets you sympathising with the top Nazi officials on multiple occasions. Even Hitler himself seems, well, human. That's the genius of DOWNFALL: it avoids painting characters in black and white terms of good and evil, instead showing that the German commanders were only misguided people after all.Most WW2 movies adopt Allied perspectives of the war, so I found this to be a refreshing change of pace. The movie is expertly shot and acted, emphasising subtlety throughout. The cameraman sits back and lets the cast do their jobs, and what jobs! Bruno Ganz (NOSFERATU THE VAMPYRE) is brilliant as Hitler, and everyone else ups their ante …

I personally liked it. As an extreme fan of researching and knowing about WWII, it was interesting to see the other side. As for I am an American, I have done much research and I have seen sides of the Allies, but not too much from the Axis. Only some "unsubtitled" clips. It was interesting, even though I found this film to attract sympathy to such an evil person, I still found it to be interesting. Yet to know, that everything that happened to Hitler's "empire" was Hitlers fault, although through the film he blamed much of the failures on his Generals. Now I am not sure if this film was historically accurate, but to me, I saw the other side. People who loved him and saw him as a nice guy, were people who believed in him, and thought that we was god. Of course they will see him that way. Yet, even if this film was made to attract people to feel bad for the Nazis, they failed to convince me if their goal was that, for my views still stand with the Allies. I was…

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