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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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The building that is the headquarters of the SS is in the building that at the moment is the residence of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Across the street is a building that during World War 2 was the residence of the Gestapo for the entire Protectorate of Bohemia. See more »

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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 »

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SS-Untersturmführer Max Jäger: [Ordering coffee in SS Headquarters as a male and female prisoner are led away] Another busy day in the Sexual Crimes Unit. Who are the lovebirds?
Sex Crimes Cop: Pure Aryan woman and a Polock. Caught right in the act. Coffee, please. Resettlement day for her, ten years hard labor for him. I just don't understand these people.
SS-Untersturmführer Max Jäger: Every time somebody makes love, somebody else writes a report.
Sex Crimes Cop: Yeah, that's right.
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References The Final Solution: The Wannsee Conference (1984) See more »

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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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