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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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Luther
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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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Trivia

Mike Nichols bought the bestselling novel for $1 Million, intending to produce it as a theatrical film. When none of the Hollywood studios were interested, the production was reduced to a TV movie for HBO. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Charlie Maguire: We'll send a car for you in a couple of hours.
Anna Von Hagen: [gives files] America! Franz says you still have them in America. You didn't do anything about them? All that may change of course, now you have a president who thinks like the Fuhrer does. It was a real problem for me, making a career in Hollywood.
Charlie Maguire: Why?
Anna Von Hagen: Jews. They controlled all the studios, you know - they even tried to keep me out of Broadway. The public wanted me, you see... and then "they" started the war. Ah, Berlin was beautiful before the ...
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References The Final Solution: The Wannsee Conference (1984) See more »

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Excellent movie
11 March 2005 | by (New Jersey (originally Pittsburgh)) – See all my reviews

An excellent speculative drama backed up with actual WWII footage to add realism. I believe that if history had turned out differently, it may very well have happened just as this movie portrayed it. The premise of the Normandy invasion being repelled causing America to pull out of Europe and revert to isolationism, as well as America turning its wrath to and defeating Japan to avenge Pearl Harbor are completely believable and not the least bit hokey. It has an interesting and engaging murder plot, as well as a good amount of suspense as the various players try to reveal the truth about Nazi war crimes and evade capture by the Gestapo. Nazi callousness, like March's colleague about the "pure-blooded Aryan and a Pollock caught in the act", the Gestapo chief's nonchalance toward the need of evidence, and the retired actress' anti-Semitic take on America's "Jewish Problem", are well played out without overused, propaganda-style vitriol. Hauer's performance as March is impeccable. Miranda Richardson is very good as well. Actually, good performances were rendered by all cast members. This movie is very entertaining and sparks the imagination with one of the ultimate "what ifs?". I highly recommend it.


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