Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator’s final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII.
“Downfall” is a 2004 German war film directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel. The movie depicts the final days of Adolf Hitler and his inner circle in the Führerbunker in Berlin during the end of World War II in Europe. The film is based on the memoirs of Traudl Junge, one of Hitler’s secretaries, and the accounts of other witnesses to the events.
The film has been praised for its performances, particularly that of Bruno Ganz, who played Hitler. The film was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2005. However, it has also been the subject of controversy due to its portrayal of Hitler and the Nazis, with some critics arguing that the film humanizes Hitler too much and that it has been used by far-right groups to promote their ideologies.