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April 1945, a nation awaits its...Downfall
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.
“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…
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.
Der Untergang is the Titanic of The Third Reich.
Bruno Ganz delivers what is probably one of the best performances ever committed to cinema.
Easily one of the best war movies of all time. Essential viewing.
Just in case you're wondering, I am indeed at this moment uploading my 'Hitler Reacts To Steve Grzesiak Watching Downfall' video on YouTube.
Downfall really is the most unlikely film to have a scene taken from it and made far more famous than the actual film itself, even more so that it's through a long played-out internet meme. A relentlessly challenging retelling of the last days of the Nazi regime, the suicide of Hitler and a number of his closest allies, and the largely tragic fortunes of numerous other figures at that time? Yeah, sounds perfect. What next? A Rage Guy remake of the filmography…
Stunning. Authentic. Brave.
A difficult subject matter intelligently handled with some incredible performances, most noticeably by Bruno Ganz as Adolf Hitler. Understandably marred by some controversy upon its release, Downfall bravely depicts Hitler as a fragile human being, a haunting portrayal that is both tragic and disturbing in equal measure that examines the fall of the Third Reich in a ghastly Berlin bunker. Exquisitely directed, it also plays like a clausophobic horror film as some scenes are especially powerful. A scene of Magda Rischel and Joseph Goebbals poisoning their own children whilst they sleep makes for some distressing viewing.
Plaudits should be given to Oliver Hirschbiegel for taking this direction with his movie, he refuses to play to the viewers expectations and finely tries to get under the skin of one of mankinds most terrible monsters. You'll walk away conflicted but its a rewarding experience that's impossible to forget.
I've seen a scene from this before but I can't pick where...
I especially liked the part where Hitler railed against Blu-ray.
It was okay but would of been better with more character development. Directing and acting was good though
"For the nation and kingdom that will not serve you shall perish; those nations shall be utterly laid waste" (Isaiah 60:12). DOWNFALL is the affirmation that unrighteous nations will always find their due end. This utterly fantastic film tells the intense yet intimate tale of the final 12 days of Hitler's Germany as told through the eyes of his secretary. The sincerity and earnestness of the film-making bleeds through nearly every scene. The filmmakers are German, and they are telling their story as only they could. Bruno Ganz electrifying performance as Adolf Hitler is one of madness and humanity. This is not a demonized monster, but a man, full of anger, arrogance, self-deception, and murder. This film is a reminder that evil will always find its end, and the fact that apart from the grace of God, we are all Hitler's in the making, or like those that ignorantly followed him to death and doom.
"I'm glad to be with you, Samwise Gamgee, here at the end of all things."
Bruno Ganz makes Hitler human without making him humane. Childish rants, delusions and waterfalls of bile outweigh the occasional kindness by a considerable distance. Elsewhere the film captures the desperation, confusion and nihilism of the fall of Berlin, a potent railing against the cult of personality as it's clear nearly all assembled in the bunker finally realise Hitler is off the rails but no-one will step forward to challenge him.
It sags a little after the suicide (which is, in one of the film's few weak moral moments, granted off-screen dignity when few others get the same) but it's a vivid, chilling, bold film.
Downfall captures one of those really interesting parts of history where you wish you could be a fly on the wall there just to see how events play out. In this case, we get to peer into the life of Adolf Hitler and his closest colleagues in their bunker during the final days of World War II, according to the memoirs of Traudl Junge, his secretary. Bruno Ganz gives a detailed, humanized performance of the infamous dictator and there are quite a few standout scenes that capture well the chaos, intensity, and darkness of the last moments of Hitler's life. It all culminates in one of the most silence-provoking credit rolls I've seen in some time.
Tha vlepw efialtes me ton Ulrich Matthes.
Utterly fantastic, emotive portrayal of the last few days of Hitlers life. Perfect film if you want to exercise your unhappy face muscles.
Chilling recounting of Hitler's last days. The naivete of hitler's young Followers is shocking and Hitler's portrayal is spot on.
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- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
- The Shawshank Redemption
- The Godfather
- The Godfather: Part II
- Pulp Fiction
- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
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