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The Downfall

  • How do you do... have a nice death.

This award-winning German film takes a look at the last days and hours in the life of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime. It is set mainly in his bunker in the dying days of the war, and provides a close-up portrait of Hitler as seen through the eyes of his new, young and naive personal secretary. In German language with English subtitles. At the time of writing, it comes in at number 53 on the IMDB Top 250 movies.


156 minutes, No persons under 16 (Violence)
Drama, War, On the art circuit

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Credits
Cast
Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Corinna Harfouch, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Köhler, Heino Ferch
Director
Oliver Hirschbiegel
ScreenplayBernd Eichinger, from the books by Joachim Fest, and Traudl Junge & Melissa Müller
MusicStephan Zacharias
CinematographyRainer Klausmann
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2004
Produced byA consortium of German companies

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FPB Report (SA)
GenreWar / Drama
LanguageStrong, contextual, occasional
NudityNone
SexBrief kissing
ViolenceContextual, bloody, intense, frequent
PrejudiceContextual against Jews
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.


Ratings
Scale (Max)20
South African Media
Die BurgerFrancois Bloemhof15
Cape TimesKenneth Turan10
iAfrica.comMelanie Daly15
Mail & GuardianShaun de Waal18
The StarDiane de Beer18
Sunday TimesBarry Ronge20
International Media
BBC (UK)Jamie Russell15
Box Office (USA)Shlomo Schwartzberg5
Chicago Sunday TimesRoger Ebert20
eye Weekly (Canada)Kim Linekin8
ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli18
IMDB15038 Netizens15
Average .. 74%15


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