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Downfall (DVD)

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Charting the final days of World War II in Nazi Germany, DOWNFALL shows what went on in the bunker where Hitler (Bruno Ganz), his secretary (Alexandra...

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“Götterdämmerung”

published 19/02/2011

ProA really good film about Nazis

ConsPerhaps a little confusing if you don't know who e...

A review of the two-disk Momentum pictures DVD, currently £8 on ebay. Year: 2004 Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel Stars: Bruno Ganz More information at: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0363163/ IMDB User Rating: 8.4 Downfall, made in Germany, is a film about the end of the Second World War (in Europe...

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ProExcellent insight into Hitlers last days, superb a...

ConsSubtitles.

I have long been fascinated with the Second World War and particularly the Nazis. Here was a regime that at one point controlled the whole of Europe ( except the UK ) and most of Eastern Europe and yet, though the very person that got them there, they lost it all and their country for 50 years...

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“Hitler's last days”

published 10/11/2006

ProVery believable and eeire account of Hitler's last...

ConsSubtitled

A tired and old looking man with a receding hairline and small moustache sits in a chair, contemplating the end, with a gun in one hand and poison in the other. His regime is over, his party is on the verge of collapse, and the war that he has masterminded is finished. It's April 1945, and the...

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Excellent

ProAuthentic and emotional portrayal of Adolf Hitler,...

ConsLittle focus on important individuals

Realistic insight into war criminals of the past is, in film, a rarity and certainly a sensitive issue. Oliver Hirschbiegel's Downfall (Der Untergang) takes the most notorious and stereotypically viewed villain of the 20th century, Adolf Hitler, and does for the first time what other films have...

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Excellent

ProActors are good, ambiance

ConsPerhaps a little confusing by moments

*** I'm reviewing the movie, not the DVD because the version I have is the Belgian one ;) *** Der Untergang, known also in French as La Chute and in English as Downfall, is a German movie about Hitler's last days in his Bunker in Berlin, with his generals, his secretary, some servants and Eva...

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Excellent

ProPerformances, atmosphere, script

ConsEscapist ending

Sixty-five years after World War II, Adolf Hitler, the Nazi Party and the Third Reich were still sensitive subjects amongst the German people. Hence why, until 2004, there wasn't a mainstream German entry into the film catalogue concerned with the Führer as the central figure. Downfall (German:...

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Excellent

ProPowerfully directed and acted, gripping viewing

ConsThe subtitles mught put some people off

Warning: This review may contain spoliers. On this occasion the story is well known and I feel the film is required viewing! I'll state my credentials here and now. I am a student of German. I have been for more than 20 years now. From starting at school and thence on to a degree from a very good...

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Excellent

ProCinematics, Acting, Editing, SFX, Style, Cinematog...

ConsNone

A few years ago I was in college studying media production. A local cinema put a special screening of Downfall on for us and I'm so glad I took the opportunity to go and see it. It's one of the films that will never leave my DVD shelf simply because of how mind blowing it is. Before we start...

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“Nothing short of superb”

published 17/05/2011

ProGanz's performance is fantastic, great supporting ...

ConsNone

Nothing short of superb Downfall (DVD) BurningDarkness Member Name: BurningDarkness Product: Downfall (DVD) Date: 22/11/09, updated on 22/11/09 (4 review reads) Rating: Advantages: Ganz's performance is fantastic, great supporting performances, great direction, intelligent Disadvantages: None...

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Excellent

ProA great film for anyone interested in German Polit...

ConsIs spoken in German with English subtitles

I have updated this review slightly as I have watched the film again on Blu Ray recently, and I wrote this review in 2006! Both my Grandparents had an active role in WWII (My Nan drove Bedford lorries and drove my Captain Grandpa too, which is how they met!) andI studied Political History at A...

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Excellent

ProExcellent film which is very well acted.

ConsIt's in German, which won't be to everyones liking...

I went to the cinema with a few friends not knowing much about the film. We read the review, and saw it was a film about the Downfall of the Third Reich during the Second World War. The film is all in German, and therefore has English Subtitles. I didn't really mind the subtitles, but some others...

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Excellent

“3RD REICH MELTDOWN”

published 17/09/2008

Progreat script,great performance's

Consnone

This film is a must see, i cannot begin to tell you how impressed i was with this film, If you want to know what the nazi regime was like in its last days then this is the film for you. I like to read alot about the second world war and in particular the nazi regime, how a country can go from...

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“Awesome”

published 06/04/2006

ProExcellent. One of the best films i've seen in a lo...

ConsSubtitles which may not appeal to some

This has to be one of the best films I have ever seen. I originally saw it on TV about a month ago and the day after I saw it, I went straight into town and bought the DVD. If you're into WW2, the Nazi's or just generally interested in german or even films, then you should DEFINATLY see this film...

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Charting the final days of World War II in Nazi Germany, DOWNFALL shows what went on in the bunker where Hitler (Bruno Ganz), his secretary (Alexandra Maria Lara), and a few close colleagues waited for their inevitable demise.

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