Der Untergang

Berlijn, april 1945. Hitler zit in de bunker. Berlijn staat op het punt van vallen maar hij weigert de stad te verlaten. Kort voor z’n zelfmoord trouwt hij met Eva Braun

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Berlijn, april 1945. Hitler zit in de bunker. Berlijn staat op het punt van vallen maar hij weigert de stad te verlaten. Kort voor z’n zelfmoord trouwt hij met Eva Braun

Downfall (2004) Biography, Drama, History | 2h 36min | 8 April 2005 (USA) 8.2
Director: Oliver HirschbiegelWriters: Bernd Eichinger, Joachim FestStars: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich MatthesSummary: In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Soviet Armies closing in from the west and south. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still achieve victory and orders his Generals and advisers to fight to the last man. "Downfall" explores these final days of the Reich, where senior German leaders (such as Himmler and Goring) began defecting from their beloved Fuhrer, in an effort to save their own lives, while still others (Joseph Goebbels) pledge to die with Hitler. Hitler, himself, degenerates into a paranoid shell of a man, full of optimism one moment and suicidal depression the next. When the end finally does comes, and Hitler lies dead by his own hand, what is left of his military must find a way to end the killing that is the Battle of Berlin, and lay down their arms in surrender. Written by Anthony Hughes {husnock31@hotmail.com}

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