In 1945, The Third Reich is in its death throes with the Allies relentlessly attacking the capital city of Berlin. Its Fuehrer, Adolf Hitler, retreats into his fortified bunker in Berlin with his senior staff. There, gripped with both delusions of grandeur and despair, Hitler commands a hopeless last stand with resources existing largely in his own mind. While resisting the pleas of rational minions like Albert Speer, basic reality finally comes unavoidable. With that, Hitler and his fanatical fellows prepare for their own end even as their grandiose dreams are becoming a smoking ruin above. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
Reporters on the set said the sense of realism was so intense that at one point, when Anthony Hopkins entered the room to prepare for the next scene, actors portraying SS troops found themselves snapping to attention. See more »
At the beginning of the movie, the narrator enters Hitler's flooded underground bunker shortly after the German surrender in 1945. He wears the uniform of a U.S. Army captain, and says he is on assignment from Newsweek magazine. However, civilian publishing companies did not employ military officers as correspondents. See more »
Recommended film for those who enjoy historical moments
This film recounts the last days of the dictator Adolf Hitler and the people of their environment in May 1945 in its bunker in Berlin, as well as the climate of dementia that prevailed in the Bunker in these last hours. Hitler, senile man that passes from the tranquility to an extreme violence, does not accept their defeat. Magnificent production Euro-American television that recounts the last days of Hitler, with an excellent division full of international stars and a masterful soundtrack of Brad Fiedel "Terminator"
"The bunker" is based on a book of James P. O'Donnell, correspondent for the Newsweek that the July 4 1945 was the first not soviet to enter the bunker of the German federal chancellery. "Der Untergang" is based on a book of Joachim Fest, the most famous German biographer of Hitler. In contrast, the most famous book, "The last days of Hitler" of Hugh Trevor-Roper, an official of the military intelligence British is actually an official investigation, has not yet been adapted.
Anthony Hopkins is superb in his interpretation of Adolf Hitler, without a doubt is one of his best interpretations, performed a work superb in the representation of the Tyrant, manages the body language-gestural of form sublime, not falling into the easy histrionics of character and that we transmit the evolution since we see he as the principle handling the bureau of maps to the General Headquarters, until his off final. (Richard Jordan) as Albert Speer, the comic new yorker (Cliff Gorman) as Joseph Goebbels and the mother of "Carrie",( Piper Laurie), as Magda Goebbels, Martin Bormann (Michael Lonsdale), Heinrich Himmler (Michael Sheard), General Hans Guderian (Yves Brainville), Herman Goering (David King appears to be a genuine double of the true character), also make magnificent interpretations.
It's noteworthy in "The bunker" the role that give Albert Speer, the so-called "nazi good", architect of Hitler and minister of weaponry during the war. . The problem is when types intelligent, capable and completeness as Speer are left seduced by great monstrosity. And this film explained very well that although Speer realizes what has happened, cannot get rid of the night in the morning of the knot sentimental. Albert Speer came out of Spandau, and publish a memoir that remains one of the best of the twentieth century. By much repentance and good manners to take was just as guilty as the other, or more for their sanity. It also highlights the influence and control that kept Martin Bormann especially in the stage within the bunker.
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