Thursday, 16 October 2008

99. Downfall

100. Downfall

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel

Main Cast: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Corinna Hrfouch, Ulrich Matthes

The next film down the list is Downfall, this daring German movie is about Adolf Hitlers last days. Watch this and I promise you will never see a more realistic, dramatic and daring WW2 movie.

Out on DVD:

As i have already said this film is set around Hitlers last few days in his bunker under the Ground of his ruined vision of Berlin. What i didn't say was why is it so daring, why is it so realistic and of course dramatic.

So why is so daring? Well there is one reason for this and one only, its daring in its attempt to humanise a man whose name is synonymous with evil. To a certain level it achieves it, don't get me wrong you wont start feeling sorry for him but you will see the man for what he was.

Why is it so realistic? It just is the attention to detail the acting. Bruno Ganz was impeccable as Adolf Hitler, it cant have been easy getting into character on that one and he seems to handle it with finesse. As for Dramatic, you may be thinking how can a WW2 movie with no real battles or thrilling escapes be dramatic, well that's just it, because those typical things aren't present it shows you a side of the war you have never seen before.

This film is my no 99 because it is one of the most daring, dramatic and realistic WW2 movies you will ever see.

The List so far….
100. Anchorman (The Legend of Ron Burgundy)
99. Downfall

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