CreatorConstantin Film and Bernd Eichinger present a production of Constantin Film in co-production with NDR, WDR, Degeto Film, ORF and Eos Production and Rai Cinema ; directed by Oliver Hurschbiegel ; written by Bernd Eichinger ; produced by Bernd Eichinger
Widescreen. Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 
1 videodisc (155 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Corinna Harfouch, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Köhler, Heino Ferch, Christian Berkel, Matthias Habich, Thomas Kretschmann, Michael Mendl, André Hennicke, Ulrich Noethen, Birgit Minichmayr, Rolf Kanies, Justus von Dohnanyi, Dieter Mann, Christian Redl, Götz Otto, Thomas Limpinsel, Thomas Thieme, Alexander Held
Director of photography, Rainer Klausmann ; editor, Hans Funck ; music by Stephan Zacharias ; costume designer, Claudia Bobsin ; production designer, Bernd Lepel
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.
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.
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