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Untergang, Der

The last days of Hitler and the Third Reich…

April 1945 in Berlin. While the allied and Russian forces are coming closer to the city and the end of the Third Reich is near, Hitler and his closest followers seek shelter in the bunker below the Reichs Chancellory. Through the eyes of Hitler’s personal secretary, Traudl Junge, we follow the happenings in the bunker where the biggest murderer of the 20th century decides to remain instead of fleeing.

Sound and Vision:
The image quality is very good without compression errors or print damage. Aliasing or other artefacts aren’t present either. Great job from A-film.

If you think the image quality is great, then how would you think of the sound ? Although there’s a lot of dialogue present in Der Untergang, the DTS track really shows off during the scenes above ground and you’ll feel like being in the middle of a bombardment. Fantastic !

Extras:
None, we checked out the 1-disc version (or you would think of a theatrical trailer as an “extra”)

Conclusion:
Whether or not Der Untergang is completely historically correct, it’s a great movie. Bruno Ganz is horrific as Hitler but he isn’t the only one from the cast who really shines (although he does manage to give you the creeps each time he comes on screen). Corinna Harfouch (Magda Goebbels), Ulrich Matthes (Joseph Goebbels) and Juliane Köhler(Eva Braun) all do exactly what is expected from them and this combined with the fantastic atmosphere created by the director and camera crew (along with the soundtrack) make for one of the best WW2 movies of late and most definately the one that shows the insanity of the leaders of the Nazi’s the best.

This is a MUST HAVE without a doubt!

Our Score:
9.0

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