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The Bunker (1981)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, History, War  |  27 January 1981 (USA)
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Dramatization depicting the events surrounding Adolf Hitler's last weeks in and around his underground bunker in Berlin before and during the battle for the city.

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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 (kchishol@rogers.com)

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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 »

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Bormann refers to Gen. Patton's 3rd Division as crossing the Rhein. Patton commanded Third Army, a fact which the German staff would be all too aware of. See more »

Quotes

Albert Speer: The war is lost.
Adolf Hitler: [shouting] The war is not lost! The war is not lost! The war will never be lost! We're gonna beat'em, we're gonna beat'em all!
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Good performances, slow-moving film.
18 May 1999 | by (Hamilton, Ontario) – See all my reviews

A tour de force performance by Hopkins manages to propel this sometimes slow-moving docudrama. The supporting performances, especially by Piper Laurie and Richard Jordan, also drive this intensely psychological take on the last days of the Third Reich. One criticism though: is a German accent really that difficult for professional actors to mimic?


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