The Downfall


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

Showtimes

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

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
Made in2004
Produced byA consortium of German companies

Official Site | IMDB page | FPB Report

Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreWar / Drama
LanguageStrong, contextual, occasional
NudityNone
SexBrief kissing
ViolenceContextual, bloody, intense, frequent
PrejudiceContextual against Jews
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Die Burger
Francois Bloemhof
15
Cape Times
Kenneth Turan
10
iAfrica.com
Melanie Daly
15
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
18
The Star
Diane de Beer
18
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
20
BBC
Jamie Russell
15
Box Office
Shlomo Schwartzberg
5
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
20
eye Weekly
Kim Linekin
8
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
18

What the People say

Internet
15038 Netizens
15

Average .. 74%

15




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