New Movie "downfall"
Posted 21 March 2005 - 11:37 PM
Posted 22 March 2005 - 09:22 AM
This film was just released this weekend nation wide. It was only showing in LA and New York when it premiered beginning of March. You might have to find it at your local art house type theater since it is not in wide distribution. This is an all German cast unknown to American audiences and they are head and shoulders above anything Hollywood could muster for this portrayal of the last days in Hitler's bunker. The central figure, next to Hitler (Bruno Gratz) , is his secretary, Traudl Junge (Alexandra Maria Laura), whose remembrances of this period are the basis for the film.
Yeah, just the Russian PPSH's. MP-40's/44, MG 42's, panzerfausts, sounds of Katusha rockets, etc.
Posted 22 March 2005 - 10:18 AM
Thanks for the tip - I will check it out - although 155 mins seems long to me.
Posted 22 March 2005 - 06:02 PM
Posted 22 March 2005 - 07:18 PM
Posted 22 March 2005 - 07:30 PM
As good as the original version of "Das Boot" was this is even better in that these incredible actors are playing well known figures of the Axis and trying to recreate a period that only those who were there could describe. It's as if the viewer is a voyeur into an event that is unfolding as one is watching. Now of course the problem is can a film live up to the expectations I have described. Just go in thinking this is "Private Ryan" and you will be rewarded in that it is way better.
Thanks for posting the link. This will definitely take word of mouth to get the recognition it deserves.
Posted 22 March 2005 - 08:01 PM
Posted 24 March 2005 - 04:32 PM
"Some of these photos were taken at my other hang-outs, like Berchtesgaden, and Wolf's Lair, (East Prussia)."-A.H.
"In younger days I was a real mesmerizer, of crowds, and women!"-A.H.
Posted 10 May 2005 - 05:06 PM