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.
Hitler mentions during his tirade after learning of Steiner's failure to mount the counter-attack, that he should have executed all his high ranking officers like Stalin did. This refers to a period in the 1930's when Stalin enacted a pogrom agaisnt... ...
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...
In the first scene featuring Heinrich Himmler, when chatting with Hermann Fegelein, the left ear piercing of actor Thomas Kretschmann can clearly be observed. While not unheard of at this point in history, it is a near impossibility that Fegelein would have such a piercing.
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)
$5,509,040 (USA) (2 November 2013)
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