Fatherland (1994)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Romance  |  26 November 1994 (USA)
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Fictional historical account of what might have happened if Adolf Hitler had won the Second World War. Germany has corralled all European countries into a single state called Germania, and ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Maguire
Anna Von Hagen
General Globus
Pavel Andel ...
Man in Dark Coat
Petronella Barker ...
Guide Helga (as Petronella O. Barker)
Sarah Berger ...
Leni Kalder
Jan Bidlas ...
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Fake Porter


Fictional historical account of what might have happened if Adolf Hitler had won the Second World War. Germany has corralled all European countries into a single state called Germania, and continues fighting against the Soviet Union. It is now 1964 and Germany's war crimes against the Jews have so far been kept a secret. Germany believes that an alliance with the United States would finally beat the Soviet war machine. As his 75th birthday approaches, Hitler wants to talk peace with President Joseph Kennedy. An SS homicide detective and an American journalist stumble into a plot to destroy all evidence of the genocide; evidence that could destroy the peace process with America and evidence that Nazi and SS leaders will stop at nothing to keep hidden. Written by Rob Hartill

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It's 1964. What if Hitler had won the war?


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Release Date:

26 November 1994 (USA)  »

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A Harmadik Birodalom  »

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After President Kennedy cancels his meeting with Hitler and drives away, a very quick three second shot reveals a tall silver haired man, wearing a gray SS uniform, standing on a VIP platform next to several German generals. This man is intended to be Reinhard Heydrich who, in Fatherland's version of the future, became the Reichsfuhrer-SS after Heinrich Himmler. See more »


The 'Mercedes-Benz' that Hitler arrives with is actually a Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud 'camouflaged' with Mercedes Star emblems at the front and on top of the radiator grill. See more »


Artur Nebe: What do you want, Globus?
Odilo 'Globus' Globocnik: I want to... broaden your horizons.
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Featured in The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (1995) See more »

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A true surprise

Re-baptized LE CREPUSCULE DES AIGLES (TWILIGHT OF THE EAGLES) by a French cable-TV chain, it was the only watchable movie on a raining election afternoon when I watched it, after mistaking it for a WWI air combat film starring George Peppard. To my great surprise, I learned from the introduction sequence that the Allies had been stormed back into the Channel in June 1944, then the US brought home the G.I's,Edward VIII came back with Queen Wallis, while Churchill retired to Canada, and Joe Kennedy became President of the United States, scheduled to meet Hitler in 1964, for the latter's 75th birthday. Then I understood I was watching a TV rendition of Robert Harris' masterpiece, which I had savoured almost ten years ago... Rutger Hauer was unusually mysterious as a quiet SS man, the setting (made in the Baranov studios of Prague, a bargain for advantageous filming of mid-century action) was excellent, with an interesting suggestion of the Albert Speer monumental project. I wonder who had the idea to schedule this film the very day when the French voters sent an unanimous rejection of the extreme right (May 5th, 2002), and under an enigmatic name (it had never been shown before, either on TV or theatres). harry carasso, paris

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