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A dramatization of the life of Albert Speer, Adolf Hitler's young architect and onetime confidant, and his meteoric rise into the Nazi hierarchy. The film is based on Speer's autobiography of the same name. Written by
Dawn M. Barclift
The sequence with Derek Jacobi as Adolf Hitler admiring the interiors of the new Chancellery building were achieved by combining Jacobi's movements with original still photographs of the actual building. See more »
At the end of the film Speer is told that Adolf Hitler died at 1500 or 3:00 PM. This is wrong. The approximate time of Adolf Hitler's death is 4:30 PM. See more »
Prof. Heinrich Tessenow:
[to Speer, after Speer has quietly pulled strings to save the Jewish Tessenow from Nazi harrassment]
And Speer... I don't owe you a damned thing.
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This is an adaptation of Albert Speer's autobiography by the same name. The story itself is, of course, told from one point of view, Speer's. However, it is a riveting story overall. But I didn't think that Rutger Hauer had his heart in this one. His performance just seemed a bit off and he, unfortunately, was the star, playing Albert Speer. I thought that Derek Jacobi did a wonderful job as Adolph Hitler and he even sort of looked like him. The story is a pretty strong one, and the film holds up pretty well even given Hauer's somewhat lame acting. The remainder of the cast, which includes Sir John Gielgud, Blythe Danner, Randy Quaid, Elke Sommer and Ian Holm, all do a pretty good job and the film is overall fairly enjoyable. However, as I mentioned, it is told from only one viewpoint. A good film but not a great one.
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