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.
Bruno Ganz = Adolf Hitler. He is acting in a way that you think, he is really the real one. Also the other casts are doing extremely fine. This is an oppressive portrait of a dictator & "his inner circle" during their last days. And, what is shocking most is the banality of the evil(s). Again & again worthwile to watch, interesting chamber play transformed into a movie.