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Downfall (2004)

R  |   |  Biography, Drama, History

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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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Did You Know?


Also helping Bruno Ganz in preparing for the role was the unique, only known recording of Adolf Hitler when he held a private conversation with Field Marshal Gustaf Mannerheim of Finland; at that time, he was a World War II ally of Germany against the Soviet Union. Hitler unexpectedly ... ...


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...


According to Traudl Junge's memoirs and several other sources, Magda Goebbels was not present when Adolf Hitler said his goodbyes before committing suicide. She had locked herself in her room at the time.

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.


Plot Summary

Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Biography | Drama | History | War


Release Date:

8 April 2005


German, Russian, Hungarian

Country of Origin

Germany, Austria, Italy

Box Office


€13,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$5,509,040 (USA) (2 November 2013)

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