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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,…
(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.
I've always had a fascination with World War Two, well at least with the fighting when I was younger. As I grew up I became more interested in the kind of side we see in Downfall, the side that although contains war and death etc, also shows the people who made all those deaths with their actions. Downfall is a movie that has a guy playing a man who looks not exactly very much like him and yet etches himself onto your brain when you think of the film, and a story that is as tense as it is chilling.
Bruno Ganz is that man whose performance is excellent as Adolf Hitler, Ganz brings to the screen the vision of…
I've seen this film many times because I needed to for my final high school project and I always end up shivering in several concrete scenes. Oliver Hirschbiegel and Bruno Ganz did a job that, in my opinion, isn't easy to beat.
One of the best films I've ever seen.
An interesting film, but simply too long!
I absolutely adore every part of this. It's my seventh watch and I'm still highly captivated by this work. Everything looks perfect. Everything feels authentic. All the marvelous actors, the wistful soundtrack, that ingenious production setting, all the details and costumes. Bruno Ganz's performance is something to remember. I'd say it's Oscar-worthy.
I like the plot's structure. The story proceeds smoothly as we follow the great downfall and destruction through several interesting characters. Our vision doesn't stay narrow as we occasionally get to leave the infamous bunker and see the horrors outside. And how real it looks, all the ruins, flames, gunfights and dead bodies. Nearly everyone I've met have agreed with my praise. This is professional work.
Brilliant film depicting a horrific time in history.
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