In 1942, Traudl Junge lands her dream job as secretary to Adolf Hitler at the peak of his power. Three years later, Hitler’s empire is now his underground bunker. Traudl narrates his final days as he rages against imagined betrayers while other infamous Nazis prepare for the end.
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Well, dears, Edna was a bit disappointed by this film, in all truth. She found it to be a watchable, faithful but overly worthy and flat BBC-style adaptation of parts of Traudl Junge's autobio. Some of Bruno Ganz's overacting is a bit unrealistic too...
This movie allows us to watch the decomposition of the downfall of Hitler's era from the inside out with almost a clear impression of the insight of some of the things that were taken place during those final days of the war. It also attempts to show Hitler's compassionate side beneath the genocidal Hitler, but Hitler's dark side was also shown, his hate and antipathy for the Jews.
Particularmente es muy criticada por darle un rostro humano a los nazis, pero incluso los monstruos y asesinos sienten a su manera el peso del mundo sobre sus hombros. No es un defensa a ellos, es una defensa a una película que cuida cada detalle sobre esos últimos días de un hombre y su legado de odio. Esta película debe ser estudiada como un logro cinematográfico, así su tema sea incomodo, esto es historia.