TV Movie | | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
In April 1964, more than twenty years after the Nazis won World War II, S.S. officer Xavier March (Rutger Hauer) uncovers a plot to eliminate the attendees of the Wannsee Conference so that Germany can establish better relations with the U.S.
The building that is the headquarters of the S.S. is in the building that at the moment is the residence of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Across the street is a building that during World War II was the residence of the Gestapo for the entire Protectorate of Bohemia.
I used to wonder why she never got out while she had the chance. But she and my father were the first to see those images of horror. The first to know, and that somehow linked them forever with each other and the victims. So she sat until the ...
In the movie's alternate reality, the Nazi Empire is called Germania and the city of Berlin remains as such. Actually, according to Hitler's plans, Germania would be Berlin's new name, and occupied territories would not form an empire, but to become Germany's "Lebensraum" (Vital Space).
After the film aired on HBO, a few changes were made for the VHS version. The opening montage of black and white newsreel footage had two or three sentences of narration replaced and the accompanying images changed. In addition, a line was added to the end, an announcer heard over loudspeakers, saying that "President Kennedy is leaving Germany, taking with him the warm wishes of the German people," to make it totally clear to the audience that Kennedy had decided to abandon the alliance with Hitler.