'Moloch' is the story of a weekend spent in the mountains by a group of friends in 1942. No ordinary group, this is an intimate portrait of Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun with their guests Dr. Josef Goebbels and his wife Magda. They want to have a weekend away and inhabit a world away from the reality of World War 2. We watch a group of extraordinary people behaving in ordinary ways challenging our notions of what powerful people do all day.
- Moloch review by Karrie
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I enjoyed this immensely, but pick the right moment to watch it. I watched this when I was alone, in comtemplative mood. Don't think it would have suited a "I want to be entertained" moment!
I am not a history buff, I have no idea how much of this could have taken place and cannot write a critical review of such a serious time in world history. Go to imbd for more erudite musings!
It was thought provoking and sad. The pressure of being who they were, trying to both pretend WWII wasn't happening and distracting "Adi" from real life, whilst also appearing to be rather terrified of contradicting a man who was half mad, was poignant. The most chilling scenes showed the behaviour of the staff (household and military), the women guests and the right hand men - all of whom acted with unreal gaiety, contradiction and subordination - under the gaze of a tired, downtrodden but still scarily, powerful fuhrer who has lost control of the great, mad world. The attitudes of the leaders to the rest of the world was alarming. You feel no sympathy for them at all.
A chilling imagining of the most bizzare of times. Excellent.