Downfall (2004)

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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.


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  • Bruno Ganz and Alexandra Maria Lara in Downfall (2004)
  • Alexandra Maria Lara in Downfall (2004)
  • Bruno Ganz in Downfall (2004)
  • Bruno Ganz in Downfall (2004)
  • Ulrich Matthes in Downfall (2004)

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Trivia

The featured interview samples of real Traudl Junge are taken from the documentary "Blind Spot" recorded in April and July 2001. Due to serious health problems Junge wasn't able to attend the film's premiere on the 9th of February 2002. The premiere had been a ... ...


Quotes

Traudl Junge: 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...


Goofs

General Karl Koller can be seen in the first shot of Hitler's first strategy conference. However in the next shot of all the generals (after Adolf Hitler orders to have Walther Wenck attack with the 12th Army) he has disappeared. In a deleted scene, Hitler ordered Koller to mobilize the remaining air force to support Steiner's attack and Koller left. This exchange occurred prior to Joseph Goebbels's opening line.


Crazy Credits

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.

Storyline

Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Biography | Drama | History | War

Details

Release Date:

8 April 2005

Language

German, Russian, Hungarian


Country of Origin

Germany, Austria, Italy

Box Office

Budget:

€13,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$210,232 (Austria) (17 September 2004)

Gross:

$5,501,940 (USA) (10 June 2005)

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