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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Trivia

The button that Adolf Hitler removes from his jacket and gives to Magda Goebbels is the Gold Nazi Party badge, awarded to high-ranking party members who had constant membership from 1925. Hitler gave himself Badge No. 1 when he authorized it in 1933, even though he was not ... ...


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

In his memoirs, Albert Speer stated that when he went to say goodbye to Magda Goebbels he could barely get more than a few words out, as Joseph Goebbels was in the room with them. This renders the lengthy conversation between them factually inaccurate.


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.

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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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