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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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SS-Cadet Hermann Jost's father, who is briefly mentioned in the film as "one of the founding members of the S.S." is intended to be the real life Heinz Jost: SS-Major General, and Commander of a Russian based Special Action Execution Squad (Einsatzgruppen), during the Second World War. See more »

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Several city views prominently reveal the movie was filmed in Prague, although set in Berlin. When March enters the "Reichssicherheitshauptamt" after the field inspection at the lake, it's the new building of the National Museum, with the old building in the background. Furthermore the towers of the Teyn Church are visible in the background, when the coach with the newsmen arrives downtown. See more »

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Artur Nebe: What do you want, Globus?
Odilo 'Globus' Globocnik: I want to... broaden your horizons.
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A disturbing "what if" sci-fi movie
5 February 1999 | by (Rolla, MO) – See all my reviews

Berlin, 1964, Nazi Germany.

"Fatherland" is one of Ruger Hauer's better recent movies. It takes a look at what would have happened if Nazi Germany had survived, even if the US had never gone to war with Germany.

The movie shows the grandiose architectural empire that Hitler had planned to make out of Berlin, as it would look on his 75th birthday. The special effects are notable more for their subtlety than dramatics, many of the fictional monuments look perfectly natural. The appearance of Nazi era clothes and uniforms against a sixties era eastern europe looks both plausible and surreal.

The movie itself focuses on a patriotic cop (Hauer) and an american journalist who look into a series of murders that involved the "greatest secret" of the Reich.

"Fatherland" is a better than average drama and at the same a very disturbing look at how history could have turned out differently.


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