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AMAZING Flick

Unread postby swerb » Sat Apr 01, 2006 8:01 am

It's Friday night. Wife is asleep on the couch at 8 PM. No sports on. Im seraching like a maniac through my On Demand, PPV, and cable channels for a flick to watch.

One of those nights, I just couldn't decide on anything. Prolly spent close to an hour perusing through everything. I'm just about to give up, going through all my On Demand movies for the second time. Found one on Cinemax On Demand called "The Downfall".

The paragraph preview on my TVs guide said it was the story of Hitlers last week of live before blowing his brains out. Hitler, down in the bunker in Berlin, slowly losing his mind, trying to justify what he had done, and his imminent defeat.

WHAT AN AMAZING MOVIE. It's all in German, with subtitles. I can not reccomend this movie enough.

Gripping, chilling, enlightening. I've seen 30 WWII movies, all from the Allies viewpoint. Was interesting to see this chilling German perspective.

After the movie, I checked IMDB. 41st highest rated movie of all time. Film is known as Undertang, Der in German.

http://imdb.com/title/tt0363163/

I could go on and on. All Hitlers top lieutenants ... Himmler, Goebbels, Rommel, et al are profiled, as is Eva Braun and her role in Hitlers life as it wound down.

Film takes place in Berlin, as the Russians close in on the city, officially ending the war.

Just an amazing movie. See it, and thank me later.
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Unread postby HoodooMan » Sat Apr 01, 2006 9:57 am

Well, that movie had been high on my list of "To Sees."

Emphasis on the word "had." I just don't know what to make of this, Swerb.
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Unread postby swerb » Sat Apr 01, 2006 3:37 pm

HoodooMan wrote:Well, that movie had been high on my list of "To Sees."

Emphasis on the word "had." I just don't know what to make of this, Swerb.

Even you could not dislike this movie.

Though I am interested to hear your thoughts on it.
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Unread postby SOBO » Tue May 02, 2006 1:50 pm

It's on my blockbuster list as I speak. Now it only needs to cycle itself up to the top of said list.
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Unread postby swerb » Sat May 13, 2006 10:15 pm

Anyone see this yet?
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Unread postby yogi » Tue Aug 29, 2006 11:00 am

Finally!

It's been #1 on my Intelliflicks list since you started this thread back in May and it finally arrived yesterday.

And since there was no Yankee game to watch, it was good timing.

Very good movie Swerb, thanks for the recommendation. I probably never would have seen it otherwise.
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Unread postby swerb » Tue Aug 29, 2006 1:26 pm

Glad you liked it Yog.

You always hear about how delusional and crazy Hitler became towards the end of the war, but it was really cool to see it portrayed so well on the silver screen.
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