Downfall

Untergang (Motion picture)

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Summary

  • Loosely based on her actual first-hand account, depicts the final ten days of Nazi Germany as seen through the eyes of Hitler's then-secretary Gertraud (Traudl) Junge. Joining Hitler and his inner circle at their bunker in Berlin, she witnesses the collapse of Hitler's plans for the Third Reich. As the Russian army takes the city, the dissipation, horrific beliefs, and merciless logic of Hitler's philosophy and followers becomes ever more apparent and visceral.

Notes

  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2004.
  • Based on the book "Untergang" / by Joachim Fest and "Bis zur letzten Stunde" / by Traudl Junge and Melissa Müller.
  • Special features: Commentary with director Oliver Hirschbiegel; "Making of 'Downfall'" documentary featurette (60 min.); Interview with director Oliver Hirschbiegel (4 min.); interview with author Melissa Müller (9 min.); interview with actor Bruno Ganz (7 min.); interview with actor Alexandra Maria Lara (2 min.); interview with actor Juliane Kohler (3 min.).
  • DVD; region 1, NTSC; anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
  • In German, with English subtitles; Closed-captioned.

Contents

  • Special features: Anamorphic widescreen -- Making of Downfall featurette -- Cast & crew interviews -- Director commentary -- Language: German 5.1 Dolby digital -- Subtitles: English
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