Downfall (2004 movie)
|Directed by||Oliver Hirschbiegel|
|Written by||Joachim Fest|
|Produced by||Bernd Eichinger|
Alexandra Maria Lara
|Edited by||Hans Funck|
|Music by||Stephan Zacharias|
|Distributed by||Constantin Film|
Newmarket Films (English subtitles)
|September 16, 2004 (Germany)|
February 18, 2005 (USA)
|156 minutes (original cut)|
178 minutes (extended cut)
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 movie was first released in German on 16 September 2004.
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 his internet adviser role because of the media reaction to a Downfall parody which made fun of Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond.
Cast[change | change 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
- Dieter Mann as Feldmarschall Wilhelm Keitel
References[change | change source]
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "DOWNFALL". Box Office Mojo.
- ↑ "Oliver Hirschbiegel - Director". Cineuropa - the best of european cinema.
- ↑ "The rise, rise and rise of the Downfall Hitler parody". BBC. 13 April 2010. Retrieved 2013-01-23.
- ↑ "MP Tom Harris quits media post over Hitler joke video". BBC News. 16 January 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-23.
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