Downfall (aka: Der Untergang) (2 Disc DVD) £3.99 + Free Delivery @ Play
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Downfall (aka: Der Untergang) (2 Disc DVD) £3.99 + Free Delivery @ Play

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Found 21st Sep 2009Made hot 21st Sep 2009
Very good price as this is actually £1 cheaper than the cheapest 1 disc edition that I can find

April 1945, a nation awaits its... Downfall

Not since G.W. Pabst's 1956 effort, 'Letste Akt' (The Last Act) has a German film attempted to tackle the subject of their most famous leader, Adolf Hitler. Breaking a long-standing taboo, the director, Oliver Hirschbiegel, has made a film that has sparked much debate in Germany and the rest of the world.

Downfall features an astonishing performance by Bruno Ganz as history's most notorious figure. Providing an unprecedented and controversial insider's perspective, the film is a gripping insight into the madness and desperation of Hitler in the final hours of the war as the Russian Army closes a ring around Berlin. Beautifully photographed and brilliantly acted, this tour de force is at once dramatic, harrowing and remarkably authentic.

The basis for the screenplay by writer-producer Bernd Eichinger came from two key sources: Joachim Fest's book "Inside Hitler's Bunker: The Last Days of The Third Reich", the recognition that the horrifying epic of Hitler and his people during his twelve years in power was reflected in those last twelve days in the bunker; and the memoirs of Hitler's private secretary, Traudl Junge, in Melissa Mueller's book, "Until The Final Hour: Hitler's Last Secretary", which provided an invaluable insight into the character of the man, and those final, fatal few days of the war.

Special Features
'The Making Of Downfall' documentary (58 mins)
Interviews with the filmmakers and members of the cast (55 mins)
'The Bunker': a virtual tour (13 mins)
'About Shooting': a behind the scenes look with audio commentary from director Oliver Hirschbiegel
'Shooting In Russia': a behind the scenes look with audio commentary from members of the production crew
The historical figures and the actors who play them
Biographies

22 Comments

Brilliant film and a great price.

Awesome film, although avoid watching it if you're already feeling a bit depressed, this won't help!

Excellent price.

is this subtitled or in English

Mansfield193;6352871

is this subtitled or in English



I believe it's the Germans speaking German with subtitles - in English at least.

One of the best films i've ever seen, easily the best war film. Well worth the £3.99 :thumbsup:

This film has spawn so many youtube videos. Ok well one scene.

Fantastic film

best actor I have seen portray hitler.

A great film,as good as 'Das Boot' imo.I cried at the scene where the children were given poison.Ganz is magnificent.
An absolute bargain.
H&R

Mik3yB;6352856

Awesome film, although avoid watching it if you're already feeling a bit … Awesome film, although avoid watching it if you're already feeling a bit depressed, this won't help! :DExcellent price.



Although arguably watching the German's lose the war should cheer you up if you're depressed!

Mr Hunter;6354122

This film has spawn so many youtube videos. Ok well one scene.



Fantastic film. Here are two you tube videos that have been created from it. Don't let them put you off the film though. It really is fantastic.

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cracking movie - saw this in the cinema when i came out.

hottttt.

This is an awesome film; supposedly very historically accurate and the acting is perfect. It's chilling and parts can be a bit tough to watch. Still, it's a hot deal!

Agreed - superb film about one of the most fascinating periods of modern history. Another one of my favourites is Conspiracy, a bit more expensive but still a bargain at £6.99 delivered: play.com/DVD…b=0

Das über Awsum

camilesno1;6354107

One of the best films i've ever seen, easily the best war film. Well … One of the best films i've ever seen, easily the best war film. Well worth the £3.99 :thumbsup:




That's a pretty bold statement - I'll need to check it out now ;-)

Ordered - Hot - Thanks!

love it

Based on all these cracking reviews, and how I enjoy watching war films I have decided to buy this one.

Hope the subtitles dont let it down.

stevey_p7;6367504

Based on all these cracking reviews, and how I enjoy watching war films I … Based on all these cracking reviews, and how I enjoy watching war films I have decided to buy this one. Hope the subtitles dont let it down.




As long as it's not like "To End All Wars" which had cracking reviews and was actually a load of old toss :oops:

Well I just watched it tonight.

I wouldn't say it's the best war film ever but certainly above average.

I actually though Hitler seemed like a fairly reasonable bloke based on this production... :oops:
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