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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. 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…
Pretty heavy stuff for morning viewing but it's only available for streaming on Netflix til the 15th!
I can't stress this enough... it is an exceptionally well crafted film about Hitler's last days! There were several instances where I was deeply moved by scenes that even the most hardcore cynic would have bawled like a baby!
The film tackled Hitler by demystifying the legendary caricature by reducing him to the mere mortal that he was.. A grotesquely flawed psychotic with delusions of grandeur!
“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…
Downfall is an amazing film, with devastating fall of Nazi empire, that went down with Adolph Hitler. Film provides aesthetic locations, and marvelous cinematography work, even a superior work for, film of this sort being shot in color. It has got essence of end of World-War II. What is most astonishing about this film, is that it focuses entirely on the last moments of Adolph Hitler, before he commits suicide.
Compelling, believable and utterly gripping. A must-see.
Best hitler's biography....
awesome making,clearly shows the last days of hitler.
Making a film about the last days of Adolph Hitler is a challenge as it is a sensitive subject and it is also something that has been done before. In Downfall Oliver Hirschbiegel creates a film that adds some humanity to characters who names are synonymous with evil. With a stunning performance from Bruno Ganz as Hitler the film follows his final days through the eyes of his young secretary. It also provides some context for what was happening in Berlin though those outside of the bunker as conditions deteriorated. It’s a difficult film to watch at times, but for me it somehow captured the final days of people disconnected from the world that was horribly and forever changed by them.
Not a single moment of Downfall is unnecessary or boring; it is a monumental cinematic achievement that coolly examines the effects of mass desperation.
With all his evil,
With all the hatred and death,
Hitler? Just a man.
Brilliant recreation of the last days of Hitler's regime. What this film does is put a face to the cipher. When you see real footage of Hitler he is speaking a language I can't understand. Plus it is difficult to accept that such evil can exist. This film reveals the character, the horror and the madness (brought on by psychosis and stress) of this most terrible of times and people.
A movie about the fall of Berlin that successfully integrates several characters and tangential storylines while keeping its focus on life in Hitler's bunker. Bruno Ganz is awesome as Hitler, and there are terrific performances and memorable characters throughout. Good stuff.
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