Downfall [videorecording] / Constantin Film and Bernd Eichinger present a production of Constantin Film in co-production with NDR, WDR, Degeto Film, ORF and Eos Production and Rai Cinema ; an Oliver Hirschbiegel film ; a Bernd Eichinger production ; produced by Bernd Eichinger ; written by Bernd Eichinger ; directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel.
[London?] : Momentum Pictures, c2006.
1 videodisc (149 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
"Downfall" takes you into Hitler's bunker during the brutal and harrowing last days of the Third Reich in 1945, as recorded in the diaries of Hitler's private secretary Traudl Junge. Optimism crumbles into grim realization and terror as it becomes clear that Germany's defeat is inevitable. As the Russian army circles the city, the dimly lit halls of the underground refuge become an execution chamber for the Führer and his closest advisors. The film offers a gripping insight into the madness and desperation of Hitler as the war entered its final hours.