14 March 2012

Downfall (Germany) (2004)

Downfall stars Bruno Ganz as Adolf Hitler, and tells the story of his final twelve days as the Third Reich comes crashing down around him.

I liked this film.  It is realistic in its portrayals of the players involved... to an almost creepy degree in some cases.  Ganz's depiction of Hitler is spot on from everything I've read about him in the closing days.

I'm not sure what else to say about this film.  There was one particularly creepy moment where everybody in the bunker are discussing ways to kill themselves so as to avoid capture by the Soviets.

I think this falls into a category similar to Das Boot.  Yes they are both movies about the Germans during World War II.  However neither one is anti or pro.  They both tell a story about the people involved.

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