Only two months till Der Untergang is out on DVD. Here's a trailer to remind you
For me, this was absolutely the
film of 2004. Yes, it's German language so most of you will have missed it, but it is a brilliant portrayal of the last few weeks in Berlin in April 1945. What's so poignant about it is that it doesn't demonise anybody, just presents you will a hoard of people seeing their entire world disappear. Bruno Ganz is fantastic as Hitler and the rest of the cast put in an amazing performance. The fact that it was made be a German production company is also important, because it shows that the nation is slowly moving to being able to discuss the entirity of the war with openness and honesty (as opposed to the way in the past 60 years the Germans have been willing to admit to their "war guilt" and crimes, but slam down on anything positive about the Third Reich, as opposed to Austria which has been in permanent denial of it's culpability in the Holocaust and other crimes to this day).
So, if the DVD has subtitles, or you're willing for me to translate for you, and if you're around in Oxford late March, do let me know...
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