By the winter of 1942, Hitlers dream of Aryan supremacy had become a nightmare. His armies could be found freezing and starving on the Eastern front, and Americas fighting forces had just entered the war in the West. On January 20th of that year, 15 Nazi officials attended a conference at Wannsee on the outskirts of Berlin. Organized by SS Major Adolf Eichmann under the direction of the ruthless and efficient Chief of Security Reinhard Heydrich, it was to be a polite conference with food, wine and some debate, but beneath this veneer of manners lay an evil intent. By the meetings close, the fete of six million lives would be decided with the decision that the Jews of Europe were to be exterminated in what would become known as the Holocaust.
- Conspiracy review by CP Customer
If you have any interest in WWII history this is a must see. Kenneth Branagh and his supporting cast are amazing and really bring this real story to life. The calculated way in which the 'Solution to the Jewish Question' was arrived at and the open way in which statistics from the experimentation/abuse of the disabled were used to help reach their final conclusions was disturbing.
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Almost too painful to watch.
- Conspiracy review by DW
I'm unable to add anything to the millions of words already spoken about the horrific awfulness of The Final Solution, as it was called. Suffice to say that accurate though the title "Conspiracy" is, I feel "Revulsion" would be far more accurate.
20 or more old-ish men sitting around a table talking about something on which they already (to greater or lesser degree) already agree. Where's the cinematic value in that? I wonder why anybody bothered to make this film. At a push, it may have made a reasonably good radio play because the visuals were non-existent.
Some weird casting was a slight distraction for me whilst waiting for the closing credits to finally roll by. Poor old StanleyTucci was reined in completely: I wonder why he decided to accept a role so undeserving of his fine acting abilities. And who'd of thought it in a film as sinister as this one, up pops the big corpulent bloke who plays the village idiot in the the TV series "Doc Martin". His agent must be one hell of a salesman.