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.
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...
Axmann was an Reichsjugendführer, and his collars should have had three golden Oak leaves in the center surrounded by large laurel wreaths on red fabric. In the film it is a Gauleiter (NSDAP), and it is unlikely that he was actually a member of the Nazi party, as the collar that he wore only had golden leaves, and that insignia was used before 1939. After 1939, the Third Reich Eagle in gold was added on the collar, therefore he was wearing an outdated uniform. It's possibly that the prop designers could not find golden colored Reichsjugendführer collars, and instead decided to use Gauleiter ones. His hat is also completely wrong, it would have been similar to the one used by Dr. Joseph Goebbels.
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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