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Downfall (Der Untergang) (2004)

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Bruno Ganz Bruno Ganz
Adolf Hitler
Alexandra Maria Lara Alexandra Maria Lara
Traudl Junge
Corinna Harfouch Corinna Harfouch
Magda Goebbels
Ulrich Matthes Ulrich Matthes
Joseph Goebbels
Juliane Köhler Juliane Köhler
Eva Braun
Heino Ferch Heino Ferch
Albert Speer
Christian Berkel Christian Berkel
Prof. Ernst-Günther Schenck
Matthias Habich Matthias Habich
Prof. Werner Haase

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Bernd Eichinger Bernd Eichinger
Joachim Fest Joachim Fest


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Der Untergang.

9 years ago at Feb 3 18:13
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''Many mistakes have been made. Be ruthless. Life doesn't forgive weakness. This so-called humanity is religious drivel. Compassion is an eternal sin. To feel compassion for the weak is a betrayal of nature. The strong can only triumph if the weak are exterminated.''

Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at t... read more

Best War film ever made

11 years, 2 months ago at Dec 19 16:55
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I'm baffled. Listal users have given this only a 7.7 average?? Did you guys even see this movie, or are you just rating it average because its a film about Hitler? This movie deals with the horror of the Nazi regime and takes place during the final days in Berlin, as Hitler is still defiant and insane and still thinks victory is possible. This movie is better made, more shocking, and sends a m... read more


9 years, 10 months ago at Apr 22 12:52
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"The war is lost... But if you think that I'll leave Berlin for that, you are sadly mistaken. I'd prefer to put a bullet in my head."

It has been about half an hour since I finished watching Downfall and the effect of the movie is not remotely close to wearing off. The film is emotional, heart-wrenching, brilliant and engrossing! I don't think words can do proper justice to describi... read more
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Description: 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 ... (more)
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