Sunday, May 29, 2005

Movie to see: Downfall (Der Untergang)

In Holland I bought a movie that currently is not out on DVD in either the States or Canada; Downfall (Der Untergang). It's a German-made movie about the last days of Hitler in his bunker underneath the 'Reichskansel' (his parlement building).

It gives you an inside look at Hitler and his henchman from the perspective of his personal secretary. The only fight-scenes in the movie are from the Allied air raids over Berlin and some of the Russian advancements on the ground. There is nothing about the mass-murder of Jews other than a few lines spoken by Hitler, but there is a reason for it, to be revealed in the very last seconds of the movie.

Don't get me wrong, this is a VERY controversial film, but it has an Academy Award nomination for best forgein movie. It is also a good movie, since it shows the madness of the man in question.

I found it a very imformative, disturbing but also an interesting movie, but do a little research on it on the web before you go see it. A good spot to do so is on IMDB. It is not a movie for everyone.

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