Downfall (2004)

156 minutes • Biography, Drama, History, War

Retracted to his underground bunker in Berlin, Adolf Hitler saw his armies accumulating defeats on the front. From the East, the Soviets are dangerously approaching Berlin. On the other side, the Americans are doing the same. This month of April 1945 has a bitter taste for the dictator, who sees his senseless dreams falling apart. Around him, his close guard and private secretary await the inevitable surrender. In this context, Hitler made unrealistic military decisions and only aggravated an already lost situation for his troops. Following those recent events, the idea of suicide emerges in Hitler’s head…

Title: Downfall (EN) / Der Untergang (DE)
Country: Germany, Austria, Italy
Languages: German, Russian, Hungarian
Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel
Writers: Bernd Eichinger, Joachim Fest…
Actors: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes…

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