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Downfall

Author: Oliver HirschbiegelBernd EichingerRainer KlausmannHans FunckStephan ZachariasAll authors
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2005]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : German : WidescreenView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Foreign language films
Fiction films
War films
Historical films
Biographical films
Drama
Film adaptations
Named Person: Adolf Hitler; Gertraud Junge; Gertraud Junge
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver Hirschbiegel; Bernd Eichinger; Rainer Klausmann; Hans Funck; Stephan Zacharias; Claudia Bobsin; Bernd Lepel; 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; Joachim C Fest; Gertraud Junge; Constantin Film (Firm); Norddeutscher Rundfunk.; Westdeutscher Rundfunk.; Degeto Films (Firm); Österreichischer Rundfunk.; EOS Entertainment.; RAI Cinema (Firm); Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 1404987606 9781404987609
OCLC Number: 60547971
Language Note: In German, with English subtitles; Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2004.
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.).
Credits: Director of photography, Rainer Klausmann ; editor, Hans Funck ; music by Stephan Zacharias ; costume designer, Claudia Bobsin ; production designer, Bernd Lepel.
Cast: 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.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R; for strong violence, disturbing images, and some nudity.
Description: 1 videodisc (155 min.) : sd., color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; region 1, NTSC; anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
Contents: Special features: Anamorphic widescreen --
Making of Downfall featurette --
Cast & crew interviews --
Director commentary --
Language: German 5.1 Dolby digital --
Subtitles: English.
Other Titles: Untergang (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Constantin 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.
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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.

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