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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...
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.
Una película que consigue pintar algo, sólo un poco, de humanidad en el más terrible tirano de la historia durante sus últimos días.
Siempre se tiende a envolver en una especie de halo de misterio, o al menos lejanía, a todos los personajes de la Alemania nazi, sin embargo esta película los trata con naturalidad, sin condescendencia ni perdón, pero mostrando una visión distinta, quizás más "casual", de Hitler y su círculo de confianza.
Desde el principio me pareció increíble que consiga mostrar una versión casi objetiva de los últimos días de Hitler, pero así es. Con una actuación magistral de Bruno Ganz, a quien desconocía, si alguna vez se vuelve a hacer una película sobre Hitler (cosa que se hace muy poco realmente) lo tendrán difícil para superar.
No me esperaba nada de esta película, y he quedado gratamente sorprendido.
After 22-year-old secretary Traudl Junge has an eerie prologue set in 1942, when she enters Hitler's Berlin bunker, she doesn't really appear much in DOWNFALL... until the closing few scenes (the main story is in May of 1945), when she provides its "make it out alive" catharsis. (She died in 2002, her Nazi past absolved because she was just a "young follower.")
Junge's appearance in most of DOWNFALL is not the most thoughtful, well-constructed, well-acted; she has a perpetual expression of "Oh no, what have I gotten myself into?"... fairly annoying honestly. But the meat of the film, witnessing the Third Reich's horrific final days, is spread among many more interesting characters: Juliane Köhler as Eva Braun, Heino Ferch as…
For as off-putting and detestable of a man as Hitler was, he’s never the less fascinating. Anyone who has made it through grade school history is at least roughly familiar with his final days. Here, that brief, and possibly most interesting, period in the infamous dictators life is closely examined. The film takes a microscope to Hitler’s surroundings, mental state and companions in the stuffy barracks he lived out the final months of his life hiding in. It is exceptionally well acted, but at times feels a bit stuffy. While the film is not ugly, it also isn’t elevated by its cinematography. It feels more like a stage production than a cinematic narrative. Although its a bit long and drags at times, I love the historical context and the depths it dives.
Downfall is an amazing film centred around the final days of Adolph Hitler during his final days in power as the Second World War comes to a close.
If you're looking to watch a typical fast-paced war movie that features brave, strapping Allied troops gunning down hoards of Germans while on their way to capture the Führer , then this movie probably isn't for you. Instead, Downfall offers a slow paced character study into the man that goosestepped his way to the top of history's most hated men. The film also spends a grate deal of time with Hitler's inner circle; which included his companion Eva Braun, his close military advisers, and his personal secretary Traudl Junge.
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Touching, heartbreaking, and trustworthy representative of Hitler's downfall. Regardless of it's faithfulness to true historic events, I must applaud the writers for humanizing Hitler and providing a non-bias depiction of his character. As well as the beautiful displays and performances from the actors, in particular Bruno Ganz who played a fabulous Hitler.
Although I felt this film dragged too much, this film is truly a credit to cinema and should be next on your list; whether or whether not you're into foreign films.
Through the eyes of young German secretary Traudl Junge, we are given a glimpse in to Adolf Hitler's final days, and allowed an opportunity to see firsthand what the last weeks of the war were like within the now famous bunker in Berlin. Junge's story is a true one and Downfall is largely based upon her memoir in which she details working for Der Fuhrer from 1942 until the end of the war. Many critics both praised and lashed out at the film upon its release for attempting to "humanize" Hitler. I for one, see this effort as a necessity. Painting the Nazi regime as the machinations of a monster is both naive and unnecessary, but seeing Hitler as a…
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