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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. When the end finally does come, 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.
Exhibiting relentless realism & exceptional accuracy on-screen, Downfall (also known as Der Untergang) recreates the events surrounding the final days of German dictator Adolf Hitler's life in the Führerbunker while also depicting the fall of the Third Reich & Berlin during World War II. The film is bookended by excerpts from the real-life Traudl Junge, Hitler's final secretary, and the plot itself is derived from her accounts.
The best thing about Downfall is that it keeps the human characteristics of the Führer intact & boldly defies the conventional portrayal of Hitler in media, which was controversial as expected but in my opinion is a brave, respectable & important attempt. What's even more surprising is that by taking this humane approach, the film is able…
“Come children. If you finish your dinner you can come say goodnight to Uncle Hitler!”
Oh boy. Doesn’t Uncle Hitler just roll right off the tongue? I almost couldn’t believe that this was a line in the movie. But it was. This nonchalant approach to the most twisted man in history is one of the things that makes Downfall so great. It brings a personal and human element to the man that was responsible for millions of innocent deaths. Hitler is a man whose name sends chills down your spine and the very sight of him fills your head with images of hate, sadness, and torture. But what if he was at your dinner table? What if he was…
So this movie didn't win or got nominated for a Oscar for Bruno Ganz spectacular performance or best foreign language film. Man f**k the Oscars!
The movie is about a group of young women to Wolf's Lair, Hitler's headquarters in Eastern Prussia. They are candidates for the post of personal secretary to the Fuehrer. Among them is 22-year-old Traudl Junge, a fresh-faced girl from Munich. Traudl is chosen for the job and she is overcome with joy at the thought of serving beside her Fuehrer. BERLIN, APRIL 20, 1945: Hitler has retreated to a bunker system under the German Chancellery. Traudl Junge is asleep in her room, deep beneath the ground. She is awakened by tremors from artillery fire. The…
If there is one objective thing I can say about Der Untergang it is that watching it is not recommended on the evening that you return from a five-day vacation to the Ardennes with lots and lots of mountain biking in thirty-five degrees Celsius. Found that out the hard way by struggling to keep my eyes open after about ten minutes; I even think I have missed the last twenty minutes completely, so yeah, I’m due for a rewatch. A second objective statement I can make about the film is that Bruno Ganz war ganz, ganz gut in seiner Rolle als Hitler (hope I wrote that right). I’ll leave the rest for the day I revisit it.
It kinda sucks to know that most people will only know of this film and such a brilliant performance from Bruno Ganz as Adolf Hitler from a tired Youtube meme. Give this a chance and watch the entire film. You will be simply astonished.
Making a biopic of the last days of the most hated man in the Universe is not an easy job, but turning it into a sympathetic person is even harder, but the truth is that Oliver Hirschbiegel's touching and continuously realistic depiction of Aldof Hitler's final days actually turns him into an often likeable figure as it reveals a sort of bipolarity, as it shows that he actually cared about those who surrounded him and that his best-known role was only used to maintain order and to avoid chaos.
However, Downfall's purpose is not to support the ideals of the Nazi regime, it's to show that, afrer all Aldof Hitler was also a human and not only a monster. Yet,…
Don't mind me, i'm just another long review passing through.
Ás vezes sinto que meu coração é de pedra. Não é possível... Assisti "Dare mo Shiranai", não chorei. Assisti "Schindler's List", não chorei. Assisti "Saving Private Ryan", não chorei. Assisti "Der Untergang", lacrimejei.
Nunca me senti tão próximo de ter um breakdown como eu tive quando assisti Marley & Me pela primeira vez quando tinha 9 anos ou menos. Lembro deste dia como se fosse ontem. Eu me esforçando, repetindo para mim mesmo: "Você não irá chorar, não irá chorar!" Chorei. Foi uma semana inteira de pesadelos, imaginando Marley saindo de sua cova, ainda com os cortes da operação e sangrando.
Anos se passaram e cá estou eu. "Será que…
Hitler > Stalin
Hitler was one wacky dude.
Needs to be show in schools when studying WWII. It manages to soften our view of Hitler, show us that he is "just a man" instead of evil incarnate. On the flip side, it shows how "just one man" can create so much carnage and death.
Best Hitler performance ever.
Simultaneously emotionally charged and yet lacking a lot of aspects of the typical World War II melodrama. I can respect that.
Adolf Hitler is and was human and is depicted as such. Great effort was put into his depiction and Ganz's performance was amazing. The claustrophobic feelings of the bunker grow, reflecting the growing hopelessness of its inhabitants. I felt a lot of momentum was lost after the deaths of Hitler and Eva Braun. It made sense, the conflict and pressure centered around this inevitable event, but trudging through the last act of the film was difficult. It seemed directionless at that point and while that was most likely intentional, it lost me. Everything that made Downfall strong was in that first section of the film.
Innanzitutto la devono smettere con questi titoli fuorvianti. Hitler è il protagonista, il film si chiama la caduta. OH! Questo qua non cade mai, sbraita e sbraita e trema come una foglia, poveretto. Ma dico se stai male, alla tua età, mettiti in pensione! Comunque la caduta e non cade, lo so, sono di umili origini e non capisco magari ma se becco il regista me lo deve proprio spiegà.
La storia è semplice. C'è Hitler dentro a un bunker attorniato da generali, compagna, segretaria e un'altra che non ho capito perché sta là. Stanno venendo i russi a fargli il culo (che poi è pure sbagliato, ne La Vita è Bella di Benigni che a me personalmente fa morì,…
Incredible film! Bruno Ganz gives an amazing performance.
(7/8 is "Very Good")
Despite being 2h30m long and having an ending everybody knows, this film was highly energetic and entertaining. That's testament to the sheer intensity of the situation and madness of those present.
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