Downfall (movie)

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Downfall
Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel
Produced by Bernd Eichinger
Written by Joachim Fest
Bernd Eichinger
Traudl Junge
Melissa Müller
Starring Bruno Ganz
Alexandra Maria Lara
Corinna Harfouch
Ulrich Matthes
Juliane Köhler
Music by Stephan Zacharias
Cinematography Rainer Klausmann
Editing by Hans Funck
Distributed by Constantin Film
Newmarket Films (English subtitles)
Release date(s) September 16, 2004 (Germany)
February 18, 2005 (USA)
Running time 156 minutes (original cut)
178 minutes (extended cut)
Country Germany
Italy
Austria
Language German
Russian
Budget €13,500,000[1]
Money made $92,180,910[1]

Downfall (German: Der Untergang) is a 2004 German war movie about the final days of Adolf Hitler, the Nazi dictator of Germany, in the Führerbunker. It is set in Berlin in 1945.

The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

A scene in the film, where Hitler become angry and goes into a furious tirade when he finally realizes that the war is truly lost is known for being parodied and has an internet meme.[2] British Labour MP Tom Harris stepped down from from his internet adviser role because of the media reaction to a Downfall parody which made fun of Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond.[3]

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