Downfall | 2005

Drama, Adaptation
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 ...more

Cast

... Adolf Hilter

Actor

... Traudl Junge

Actor

... Magda Goebbels

Actor

... Joseph Goebbels

Actor

... Eva Braun

Actor

... Albert Speer

Actor

... Professor Ernst-Gunther Schenck

Actor

... Professor Werner Haase

Actor

... Hermann Fegelein

Actor

... General Wiedling

Actor

... General Monke

Actor

... Heinrich Himmler

Actor

Company

Production Company

Production Company

Bayerischer BankenFonds

Financier

Bernd Eichinger Fernsehproduktion OHG

Production Company

CP Scanline Production

Production Company

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.

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