Downfall (2004) Movie poster and book cover compared.

Downfall

Oliver Hirschbiegel, 2004

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Inside Hitler's Bunker: The Last Days of the Third Reich
Joachim Fest, 2002

Downfall is a movie directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel in 2004 and based on the book Inside Hitler’s Bunker: The Last Days of the Third Reich by Joachim Fest, first published in 2002. The movie features Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Corinna Harfouch, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Köhler, Heino Ferch, and others.

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“The movie is better than the book”

But the book is worth reading.

The Movie is also based on

Book cover
Until the Final Hour: Hitler's Last Secretary (2002)
Book by Traudl Junge, Melissa Müller

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RATING

8.2

/ 10

Movie Poster: Downfall (Oliver Hirschbiegel, 2004)

7.8

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Book Cover: Inside Hitler's Bunker: The Last Days of the Third Reich (Joachim Fest, 2002)

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Storyline

In November 1942, at the Wolf’s Lair in East Prussia, Leader of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler selects Traudl Junge as his personal secretary. Dr. Ernst-Günther Schenck is ordered to leave Berlin per Operation Clausewitz, though he persuades an SS general to let him stay in Berlin to treat the injured.

Movie vs Book

Poster of Downfall, the 2004 movie by Oliver Hirschbiegel

Year

2004

Minutes

156

Movie Rate

8.20

Source: IMDb

Movie

Downfall

Original title: Der Untergang

Country: Germany

Year: 2004

Length: 2h36m

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Cover of Inside Hitler's Bunker: The Last Days of the Third Reich, the 2002 book by Joachim Fest

Year

2002

Pages

208

Book Rate

7.82

S: Goodreads

Book

Inside Hitler's Bunker: The Last Days of the Third Reich

Original title: Der Untergang

Country: Germany

First published in: 2002

Length: 208 pages

Genre: Biography

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IS IT WORTH WATCHING?

Poster of Downfall, the 2004 movie by Oliver Hirschbiegel

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21% No

11 votes

3 votes

book

IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of Inside Hitler's Bunker: The Last Days of the Third Reich, the 2002 book by Joachim Fest

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33% No

8 votes

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