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.
In many of the film's scenes during 1945, Hitler's movements are shaky as if he is nervous, especially during the "war room" scene. This was actually because Hitler is believed to have had Parkinson's and displayed many of the disease's trademark ... ...
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...
During the "farewell" scene, Adolf Hitler gives Magda Goebbels his golden NSDAP badge. He attaches it to her dress as if the badge has a spring pin lock. These badges, however, had a nut-and-bolt type of locks, not spring pins. Therefore, the procedure could have not been as easy as it was shown: he would have made a hole in her dress first, attached the badge and then fixed it with a nut cap from the inner side.
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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