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Downfall

Bruno Ganz is rivetting as the mad dictator during his final days in the Berlin Bunker. But director Hirschbiegel understands that evil does not exist in a vacuum and that part of what makes Hitler and Nazi Germany so unfathomable is that the state was kept running by essentially normal people. Virtually a taboo subject since the war, this is the first German production about their most notorious son.

Year: 2005
Genre: Alice's 500 Greatest Films, Foreign Language Films, War and Anti-War Films, German Cinema, True Stories, 2005, Biography, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die)
Country: Germany
Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel
Starring: Bruno Ganz, Thomas Kretschmann, Ulrich Matthers, Heino Ferch, Ulrich Noethen, Juliane Kohler, Alexandra Maria Lara, Corinna Harfouch
Duration: 156 Minutes
Rating: R13 - Contains violence and content that may disturb
Subtitles: Yes
8.2/10
Location in store: Alice's 500 Greatest Films

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