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Downfall (Blu-ray) - £5.99 @ Play
Downfall (Blu-ray) - £5.99 @ Play

Downfall (Blu-ray) - £5.99 @ Play

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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.

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And...as they do...Amazon have pricematched if you prefer
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Ordered!
Thank you.

brilliant brilliant movie........



happy ending is class

Excellent portrayal of the last days of Hitler

Great material for some of the funniest YouTube videos...


Edited by: "gus77" 27th Mar 2011

Banned

Cheers Hamster, ordered from Amazon as they always seem to offer free next working day delivery

One of the best films I've seen in my lifetime. And the blu-ray is pretty darn good too! BUY IT!

Can anyone confirm if this is in german with english subtitles? Heat added by the way.

glennhoward007 - Mar 27, 2011 23:17Can anyone confirm if this is in … glennhoward007 - Mar 27, 2011 23:17Can anyone confirm if this is in german with english subtitles? Heat added by the way.



Glenn - Yes it is a German language film with English hard subtitling (I believe this film is particularly annoying for Germans as they can understand every word of the film - but cannot switch the subtitles off!)

An excellent film and highly recommended... heat added!

Been £6.99 for a while, great film. Bought the 2disc dvd edition only a few weeks back else i would have been all over this.

Excellent film. I watched it twice before sending it back to Lovefilm the first time i saw it.

robdabank

Glenn - Yes it is a German language film with English hard subtitling (I … Glenn - Yes it is a German language film with English hard subtitling (I believe this film is particularly annoying for Germans as they can understand every word of the film - but cannot switch the subtitles off!)An excellent film and highly recommended... heat added!



Many thanks. Ill have a go anyway even though i dont like subtitled films too much, as most seem to rave about this one!

glennhoward007

Many thanks. Ill have a go anyway even though i dont like subtitled films … Many thanks. Ill have a go anyway even though i dont like subtitled films too much, as most seem to rave about this one!



I used to be the same but once you've watched a few it sounds daft but you almost don't notice.

This film is quality and the performance of Bruno Ganz is amazing.

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Mattk84

I used to be the same but once you've watched a few it sounds daft but … I used to be the same but once you've watched a few it sounds daft but you almost don't notice.This film is quality and the performance of Bruno Ganz is amazing.



Snap - and if you aint ever seen it check out Das Boot. That is one helluva film / mini series (get the full version though).

gus77

Great material for some of the funniest YouTube videos...



kontraband.com/vid…es/


Thinking of buying this, cheers

wonkyleg

http://www.kontraband.com/videos/19360/Hitler-Hates-Downfall-Parodies/Thinking of buying this, cheers


That was pretty funny.

wonkyleg

[url=http://www.kontraband.com/videos/19360/Hitler-Hates-Downfall-Parodies/]http://www.kontraband.com/videos/19360/Hitler-Hates-Downfall-Parodies/[/url]s



Thanks - i think that's the best one I've seen (though obviously it wouldn't make any sense without the others).

But beyond the mirth making, this is a seriously brilliant film. This and the (already mentioned) Das Boot are my two favourite war movies... I don't actually have any others.

what happens in the end?
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