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.
After the film's release, Bruno Ganz stated that, at first, he did not want the role of Adolf Hitler. After viewing the film The Last Ten Days (1955) and Albin Skoda's portrayal of Hitler, however, Ganz realized the role could be played with some depth, and accepted the part.
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...
(at around 40 mins) Immediately when Chapter 7 begins, there are two armored troop-carrier SdKfz251 on the background. They are actually Czech OT-810 and their production has begun 13 years later - in 1958.
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 TV version features ca. 22 minutes of additional footage.
German, Russian, Hungarian
$18,195 20 February 2005
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