Keswick Film Club - Downfall

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Sunday 30th October 5:00 PM


Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel Country: Germany
Cert: 15 Year: 2004 Length: 155 mins Language: Subtitles

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Score: 92.19% Attendance: 153



1945. As the Russian Army closes on Berlin, chaos reigns as the Third Reich crumbles. Hitler rages against his own generals and the German people themselves, unable to accept defeat.

The first German film in 50 years to deal with this period of the war and features an astonishingly humanising performance from Bruno Ganz. Controversially playing him not as the usual caricature but a raging, shouting, spittingly real Hitler This is devastating filmmaking outstandingly put together in every department.


open_quote The pace of a thriller, authenticity of a documentary, the action of a blockbuster. . . a masterful achievement close_quote Sunday Express

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Keswick Film Club won the Best New Film Society at the British Federation Of Film Societies awards in 2000.

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