R | | Biography, Drama, History
Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII.
Of the thirty-seven named real life people featured as characters in the film, Rochus Misch was the only one who was still alive when the film was released. He died on September 5, 2013 at the age of 96.
I've got the feeling that I should be angry with this child, this young and oblivious girl. Or that I'm not allowed to forgive her for not seeing the nature of that monster. That she didn't realise what she was doing. And mostly because I've gone so...
The teleprinter that received the messages from Hermann Goering is a post-war model, probably a Lorenz Lo2000, as it prints using a needle-matrix print head and uses both upper and lower case letters, which the 5-bit Baudot teleprinter code used at the time did not support. A more accurate model of teleprinter would have been the Siemens T34 tape printer which was very common in both the Reichspost and the Wehrmacht teleprinter networks.
After the final credits there is a statement by the real Traudl Jung about her feelings of guilt and responsibility. In the British Cinema release, this is moved to before the credits.
German, Russian, Hungarian
$210,232 (Austria) (17 September 2004)
$5,501,940 (USA) (10 June 2005)
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