Downfall (2005)

Downfall
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 2hr 28mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Foreign, Historical, Biopic
Keywords 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, epic, WWII
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Bruno Ganz Actor Adolf Hilter 1 1000001
Alexandra Lara Actor Traudl Junge 1 1000002
Corinna Harfouch Actor Magda Goebbels 1 1000003
Ulrich Matthes Actor Joseph Goebbels 1 1000004
Juliane Köhler Actor Eva Braun 1 1000005
Heino Ferch Actor Albert Speer 1 1000006
Christian Berkel Actor Professor Ernst-Gunther Schenck 1 1000007
Matthias Habich Actor Professor Werner Haase 1 1000008
Thomas Kretschmann Actor Hermann Fegelein 1 1000009
Michael Mendl Actor General Wiedling 1 1000010
Andre Hennicke Actor General Monke 1 1000011
Ulrich Noethen Actor Heinrich Himmler 1 1000012
Birgit Minichmayr Actor Gerda Christian 1 1000013
Rolf Kanies Actor General Hans Krebs 1 1000014
Justus Dohnanyi Actor General Wilhelm Burgdorf 1 1000015
Dieter Mann Actor Feldmarschall Wilhelm Keitel 1 1000016
Christian Redl Actor General Alfred Jodl 1 1000017
Götz Otto Actor Otto Gunsche 1 1000018
Thomas Thieme Actor Martin Bormann 1 1000019
Thomas Limpinsel Actor Heinz Linge 1 1000020
Gerald Held Actor Walter Hewel 1 1000021
Donevan Gunia Actor Peter Kranz 1 1000022
Bettina Redlich Actor Frl. Constanze Manziarly 1 1000023
Heinrich Schmieder Actor Rochus Misch 1 1000024
Anna Thalbach Actor Hanna Reitsch 1 1000025
Deitrich Hollinderbaumer Actor Ritter Robert von Greim 1 1000026
Ulrike Krumbiegel Actor Dorothee Kranz 1 1000027
Karl Kranzkowski Actor Wilhelm Kranz 1 1000028
Thorsten Krohn Actor Dr. Stumpfegger 1 1000029
Jürgen Tonkel Actor Erich Kempka 1 1000030
Devid Striesow Actor Feldwebel Tornow 1 1000031
Fabian Busch Actor Obersturmbannfuhrer Stehr 1 1000032
Christian Hoening Actor Reichsarzt SS Grawitz 1 1000033
Alexander Slastin Actor General Tschuikow 1 1000034
Alina Sokar Actor Goebbels' child #1 1 1000035
Amelie Menges Actor Goebbels' child #2 1 1000036
Charlotte Stoiber Actor Goebbels' child #3 1 1000037
Gregory Borlein Actor Goebbels' child #4 1 1000038
Julia Bauer Actor Goebbels' child #5 1 1000039
Laura Borlein Actor Goebbels' child #6 1 1000040
Oliver Hirschbiegel Director n/a 2 2000001
Bernd Eichinger Producer n/a 3 3000001
Christine Rothe Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Bernd Eichinger Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Joachim Fest Source Material (from book: Inside Hitler's Bunker: The Last Days of the Third Reich) 120786 4000002
Traudl Junge Source Material (from book: "Until the Final Hour: Hitler's Last Secretary") 120786 4000003
Melissa Muller Source Material (from book: "Until the Final Hour: Hitler's Last Secretary") 120786 4000004
Silvia Tollmann Line Producer n/a 161 5000001
Hanus Polak Assistant Director First Assistant Director 163 5000002
Rainer Klausmann Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Hans Funck Editor n/a 172 7000001
Stephan Zacharias Music n/a 120781 8000001
Bernd LePel Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Elena Zhukova Art Director n/a 183 9000002
An Braker Casting n/a 179 10000001
Claudia Bobsin Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Waldemar Pokromski Makeup n/a 353 13000002
Margrit Neufink Makeup n/a 353 13000003
Michael Kranz Rerecording Mixer n/a 120856 14000001
Stefan Busch Sound Editor Supervising Sound Editor 229 14000002
Roland Winke Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000003
The Nefzers Special Effects n/a 168 23000001
Synopsis
In the dead of a November night in 1942, a group of young women are escorted by SS officers through the woods to Wolf's Lair, Hitler's headquarters in Eastern Prussia. They are candidates for the post of personal secretary to the Fuehrer. Among them is 22-year-old Traudl Junge, a fresh-faced girl from Munich. Traudl is chosen for the job and she is overcome with joy at the thought of serving beside her Fuehrer. BERLIN, APRIL 20, 1945: Hitler has retreated to a bunker system under the German Chancellery. Traudl Junge is asleep in her room, deep beneath the ground. She is awakened by tremors from artillery fire. The enemy is getting closer. Charting the last 10 days of Hitler's life, from his 56th birthday on April 20th, 1945 to his suicide on April 30th, the film uses multiple characters to show the chaos of a country coming apart at the seams, from Hitler's henchman under the streets of Berlin, to the soldiers and civilians fighting and dying as the Soviet Army ravaged the city above.