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Untergang = Downfall
Call No: Videos D

Call NumberVideos D
Dates[2005]; ©2005
Statement of ResponsibilityUntergang Downfall / 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.
Creators & ContributorsHirschbiegel, Oliver (director)
Eichinger, Bernd (author)
Eichinger, Bernd (producer)
Ganz, Bruno (performer)
Lara, Alexandra Maria (performer)
Harfouch, Corinna (performer)
Matthes, Ulrich (performer)
Köhler, Juliane (performer)
Ferch, Heino (performer)
Berkel, Christian (performer)
Constantin (Firm) (contributor)
Hitler, Adolf (subject)
Junge, Gertraud (subject)
SummaryTakes you into Hitler's bunker, in 1945, during the brutal and harrowing last days of the Third Reich. Seen through the eyes of Hitler's infamous secretary Gertraud (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.
Physical Description 1 videodisc (155 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
Carrier Typevideodisc (DVD)
LanguageGerman, French, Optional subtitles in French and English for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).
PublisherLos Angeles : Newmarket Films
DistributorMontréal : Alliance Films
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2004;
  • Based on the book Untergang by Joachim Fest and Bis zur letzten Stunde by Traudl Junge;
  • Special features: director commentary (in English); the making of Downfall; cast and crew interviews;
  • Director of photography, Rainer Klausmann ; editor, Hans Funck ; music, Stephan Zacharias ; costume designer, Claudia Bobson ; production designer, Bernd Lepel; Widescreen (1.78:1) presentation;
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; 
AudienceRated 14A
RecognitionGifted by The Leon Judah Blackmore Foundation in honor and in memory of Chava and Rabbi Meyer Schwartzman