Downfall (2004) (Tv Show)

Downfall (2004)

Downfall (2004)
Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII.


In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Soviet Armies closing in from the west and south. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still achieve victory and orders his Generals and advisers to fight to the last man. "Downfall" explores these final days of the Reich, where senior German leaders (such as Himmler and Goring) began defecting from their beloved Fuhrer, in an effort to save their own lives, while still others (Joseph Goebbels) pledge to die with Hitler. Hitler, himself, degenerates into a paranoid shell of a man, full of optimism one moment and suicidal depression the next. When the end finally does comes, and Hitler lies dead by his own hand, what is left of his military must find a way to end the killing that is the Battle of Berlin, and lay down their arms in surrender.


Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Corinna Harfouch, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Köhler, Heino Ferch, Christian Berkel, Matthias Habich, Thomas Kretschmann, Michael Mendl, André Hennicke, Ulrich Noethen, Birgit Minichmayr, Rolf Kanies, Justus von Dohnányi


Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel
Writers: Bernd Eichinger (screenplay), Joachim Fest (book)
Genres: Biography, Drama, History, War
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Country: Germany, Austria, Italy
Language: German, Russian, Hungarian
Release Date: 8 April 2005 (USA)
Also Known As: Downfall
Runtime: 156 min | 178 min (extended)
Sound Mix: Dolby Digital | DTS
Color: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1

Downfall (2004)

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