Rent Downfall (2004)

4.2 of 5 from 445 ratings
2h 29min
Rent Downfall (aka Der Untergang) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Set in Berlin, 1945, this powerful and provocative war drama retells the final days of the Second World War as recorded in the diaries of Adolf Hitler's private secretary, Traudl Junge, while barricaded with Hitler and his closest confidants in the Fuhrer's secret bunker. Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel with an astonishing performance by Bruno Ganz as history's most notorious figure, this unprecedented and controversial insider's perspective is a gripping insight into the madness and desperation of Hitler in the final hours of the war as the Russian Army closes a ring around Berlin.
Actors:
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Directors:
Writers:
Bernd Eichinger, Joachim Fest
Aka:
Der Untergang
Studio:
Momentum
Genres:
Drama
Countries:
Germany, Top 100 Films, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
19/09/2005
Run Time:
149 minutes
Languages:
German
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • The Making of Downfall - 1 hour feature
  • Cast and Filmmaker Interviews
  • Historical Personalities and their actors Biographies
  • The Bunker - A Virtual Tour
  • Shooting in Russia: Behind the Scenes look with Production Crew Commentary
  • About Shooting: Behind the Scenes look with Director's Commentary
Disc 1:
This disc includes the main feature
Disc 2:
This disc includes the special features
BBFC:
Release Date:
15/12/2008
Run Time:
149 minutes
Languages:
German
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • The Making of Downfall
  • Cast and Filmmaker interviews
  • Melissa Miiller about Traudl Junge
  • Shooting in Russia: Behind the Scenes look with Production Crew Commentary
  • About Shooting: Behind the Scenes look with Director's Commentary

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Reviews (6) of Downfall

Der Untergang - Downfall review by howard scott

Spoiler Alert
05/12/2005

One of the best produced and most thought provoking films I have ever seen (particularly since there is no humour, no music and no sex). Totally gripping but quite long.

4 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

Wow to Bruno Ganz - Downfall review by LVZ

Spoiler Alert
07/09/2009

Bruno Ganz is simply brilliant in the role of "Mein Fuhrer". I have read reports that a large chunk of the German population was concerned that this film portrays Hitler in a personal light and in a manner that he becomes far too much an object of sympathy. I did not experience that although I do feel that I got into the heads of the few, during the last hours in the bunker.

4 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

Brutally bleak and brilliantly acted. - Downfall review by JD

Spoiler Alert
14/01/2010

This account of the last days of the third Reich from the Nazi bunkers is breathtakingly acted and strangely moving.

4 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

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