|Directed by||Oliver Hirschbiegel|
|Produced by||Bernd Eichinger|
|Written by||Joachim Fest
Alexandra Maria Lara
|Music by||Stephan Zacharias|
|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)
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. 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.
Cast[change | edit source]
- Bruno Ganz as Adolf Hitler
- Alexandra Maria Lara as Traudl Junge
- Juliane Köhler as Eva Braun
- Thomas Kretschmann as SS-Gruppenführer Hermann Fegelein
- Christian Redl as Generaloberst Alfred Jodl
- Corinna Harfouch as Magda Goebbels
- Ulrich Matthes as Joseph Goebbels
- Heino Ferch as Albert Speer
- André Hennicke as SS-Brigadeführer Wilhelm Mohnke
- Ulrich Noethen as Reichsführer SS Heinrich Himmler
- Christian Berkel as Ernst-Günther Schenck
References[change | edit source]
- "DOWNFALL". Box Office Mojo. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=downfall.htm.
- "The rise, rise and rise of the Downfall Hitler parody". BBC. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/8617454.stm. Retrieved 2013-1-23.
- "MP Tom Harris quits media post over Hitler joke video". BBC. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-16576255. Retrieved 2013-1-23.