Downfall
Downfall La chute DVD - 2005 | German | Widescreen edition.

Impressive acting ensemble, and all-in-all loyal to the eyewitness accounts of the final days of the Reich. One serious lapse was to make Speer look like some lone honorable hero, a tale he manufactured himself post facto and succeeded in fooling many (though not John Kenneth Galbraith, his first interrogator). In truth, he was as guilty as his fellow Nuremberg defendants who were hung. That aside, the movie is unrelenting in showing the barbarities of war, including the anguished screams of the wounded, which are usually papered over in such films. Unfortunately, we Americans can't be too smug in condemning the slavish obedience of the Germans, who mindlessly followed to the end the Leader who promised to make Germany great again.

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