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Downfall (of the 3rd Reich)


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If my memory is correct, a poster from Australia touted an outstanding acting performance in this film and called it worthy of an award. There were a couple of echoes from other posters.


I just saw it last night and it was indeed a noble effort at film making and an excellent ensemble cast with memorable scenes. What struck me most while watching was: Hey!!! This is a German cast, a German film, German actors, re-enacting the last hellish days of the 1,000 year Reich. One of the main characters, balding or shaved head, could have been Dwight Eisenhower as a young man. Ike had roots there, huh? Maybe a cousin.


I've seen the bunker scene dozens of times with good actors, but this scene, this Fuhrer raised the bar for future actors. Well worth a look for history or political students.

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