Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by jimcarney, Aug 5, 2005.
Watched this last night ,thought it was excellent !!
Bit of a pointless post
Why was it excellent? What's it all about? Etc.
BTW watched Cellular last night & it was excellent too
No. of Discs: 2
Running Time: 155 minutes
Year Produced: 2005
Region: 2 (UK & Europe/Japan)
Audio: German - Dolby Digital 5.1
Aspect Ratio: 1.78 (Widescreen)
Interactive Menus, Scene Selection, Making Of Feature, Filmography, Featurette
April 1945, a nation awaits its... Downfall
Not since G.W. Pabst's 1956 effort, 'Letste Akt' (The Last Act) has a German film attempted to tackle the subject of their most famous leader, Adolf Hitler. Breaking a long-standing taboo, the director, Oliver Hirschbiegel, has made a film that has sparked much debate in Germany and the rest of the world. Downfall features an astonishing performance by Bruno Ganz as history's most notorious figure. Providing an unprecedented and controversial insider's perspective, the film 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. Beautifully photographed and brilliantly acted, this tour de force is at once dramatic, harrowing and remarkably authentic.
The basis for the screenplay by writer-producer Bernd Eichinger came from two key sources: Joachim Fest's book "Inside Hitler's Bunker: The Last Days of The Third Reich", the recognition that the horrifying epic of Hitler and his people during his twelve years in power was reflected in those last twelve days in the bunker; and the memoirs of Hitler's private secretary, Traudl Junge, in Melissa Mueller's book, "Until The Final Hour: Hitler's Last Secretary", which provided an invaluable insight into the character of the man, and those final, fatal few days of the war.
* The Making Of Downfall documentary
* Interviews with the filmmakers and members of the cast
* The Bunker: a virtual tour
* About Shooting: a behind the scenes look with audio commentary from director Oliver Hirschbiegel
* Shooting In Russia: a behind the scenes look with audio commentary from members of the production crew
* The historical figures and the actors who play them
* Biographies 3 versions available Regions 1/2 DD only Region DTS
Damn, thought this was a new film about the highly pressured world of MB games.
The follow up to MouseTrap?
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