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Fluegi's avatar


From the first to the last scene I was depressed, but I couldn't take my eyes of it. Great movie!
9 years 8 months ago
danisanna's avatar


Incredible movie. Horrifying yet fascinating at the same time.
9 years 9 months ago
demagogo's avatar


After watching some Hollywood, I always end amazed at the way Germans portrait shady aspects of their own past. Not every single Nazi is a fanatical sadist, and, as if by magic, Soviet soldiers are not portrayed as animals, nor as the oportunistic ones who seized the hard work done by Americans.

Overall the film is pretty good, but I think the dialogues Hitler had with their generals got a bit overused, though. In my opinion, Ganz's wasn't that great. Probably, the character was a bit overacted sometimes, but you couldn't tell since Hitler it's definitely not the easiest, unless you wanna play caricatures.

In general, a great movie.
8 years 11 months ago
cal2391's avatar


Incredible film. Ganz is peerless in portraying Hitler as the man behind der Führer.
11 years 1 month ago
Holden7's avatar


Holy shit.
Worth the runtime.
12 years 10 months ago
ashy's avatar


I certainly would never list this movie as a "favorite" as I can't see myself watching it a second time, but it held my attention and was very well done. Definitely recommended.
13 years 1 month ago
4lcatraz's avatar


This is history.

The beginning and the ending are the best parts of the movie, and I'm saying this because it has a few boring moments.

Memorable acting by Bruno Ganz as Hitler

Worth watching.
10 years 2 months ago
abraxas's avatar


my definite favourite. the last days of him were intresting. An empire falls , they just dance , cheer then commit suicide.
14 years 3 months ago
DisneyStitch's avatar


I think the movie is all about two very important points. The first being the sheer amount of suffering and misery that one single man could inflict upon a nation (and continent) and also the crushing realization that in the end the rose colored glasses of the German people are shattered for good. That this man, our Fuhrer, is nothing more than a crazed madman, one who rose to a position of immense power and control, and blinded by our desire for prosperity and peace, we turned up our ears and minds and let him whisper sweet nothings into them.

To the criticism of the vast amount of characters who seem to rotate by without any character development, it helps immensely if you are well versed in the main players behind the Nazi power structure. Though I will admit the average moviegoer outside Germany (perhaps even inside) is not going to be that familiar with the men behind the dictator.
7 years 2 months ago
dorkusmalorkus's avatar


A brilliantly told story about war, defeat, and human nature featuring some spectacular performances. I highly recommend this film, particularly to anyone who likes "Letters from Iwo Jima" (by the end of "Downfall", Prof. Dr. Ernst-Günter Schenck proves to be a German version of Saigo, and the two films have similar messages about the value of human life.)
9 years 9 months ago
Malena's avatar


Bruno Ganz was a very convincing Adolf Hitler! Harfouch as Mrs Goebbels left on me a remarkable impression especially the suicide scene. I thought about it for days.
13 years 1 month ago
vipul's avatar


Once again i found a movie so satisfying,that it will haunt you to your true nature.You will actually percieve the ongoings as the filmaking is so real that it allows an experience unforgettable The real potrait of germans through germans eyes,rare yet substantial.Will fulfill the thrist of genuine film lovers.
7 years 10 months ago
arunraj's avatar


great movie....i have no words to say about the performance of Bruno Ganz
13 years ago
prousita's avatar


was an incredible experience went to berlin and wachted where the film was made...
thats another vew of the history....
13 years 2 months ago
ReVision's avatar


It was very good, but in my opinion slightly overrated.
13 years 9 months ago

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