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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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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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26 November 1994 (USA)  »

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A Harmadik Birodalom  »

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At the very beginning of the movie, when March is getting dressed, we can see some references to a Nazi indoctrinated society: the groups of boys from the television are singing the Horst-Wessel Lied (Horst-Wessel Song), which was the official SS anthem, sung to "the comrades shot at the Red Front". Also, on the shelf behind March, there is a scale model of the Bismarck battleship. See more »


Several propaganda wall posters downtown Berlin have inscriptions solely in English language (Elliot taking a picture with MacGuire in front of one, another one when MacGuire takes a cab to her secret appointment). It is highly questionable that a German government, self-confident with the victory over the allies, would approve such all-in-English posters in the German capital. See more »


Charlie Maguire: They killed all the Jews.
Xavier March: No, we didn't. We resettled them. We gave them their own piece of land.
Charlie Maguire: [shows some pictures] Xavi, look at these.
Xavier March: These are forgeries.
Charlie Maguire: Forgeries?
Xavier March: They must be?
Charlie Maguire: So, Luther, Stuckart and Buhler... they were killed for forgeries?
Xavier March: Do you *want* this to be true? Do you think it's a good *story*?
Charlie Maguire: It is true.
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Referenced in Showbiz Today: Episode dated 25 November 1994 (1994) See more »

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An interesting "alternative" version of world history
15 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

First of all, I haven't read the book. That means I can't compare it with the movie, if anyone is interested in that. The story here is quite interesting. The movie takes place about 20 years after World War II, a war won by Germany. That means many differences from what really happened:

  • All Europe is one single country, Germania (I think)

  • Germania is still at war with the Soviet Union

  • No one really knows about the extermination of the Jews. The official

story is that they were deported to Ukraine.

  • The celebration of Hitler's 75th birthday is soon about to take

place. The American President is going to make him a visit.

This makes the background for what happens in this movie. A man is found dead, and the investigator gets a mystery to solve that grows bigger as he digs up information.

The movie is quite good, just take into consideration that it's a bit low budget. Remember, it's a TV-movie.

(Something totally different: It was funny seeing a poster of "The Beatles" called "Die Beatles").

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