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Fatherland (1994)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Fantasy | Romance  -  26 November 1994 (USA)
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Fictional account of what might have happened if Hitler had won the war. It is now the 1960's and Germany's war crimes have so far been kept a secret. Hitler wants to talk peace with the US... See full summary »

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Fictional account of what might have happened if Hitler had won the war. It is now the 1960's and Germany's war crimes have so far been kept a secret. Hitler wants to talk peace with the US president. An American journalist and a German homicide cop stumble into a plot to destroy all evidence of the genocide. Written by Rob Hartill

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


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The pompous buildings in post-war Berlin are based on actual plans by Albert Speer, Hitler's favorite architect and secretary of armaments. Among several other landmarks we see a huge dome (the Palace of the People's Forums) a Triumph Arch, an Olympic Stadium and the Reich's Chancellorship. Only the Stadium and the Chancellorship were actually built, but the later was wrecked by bombings and finally looted and demolished by the Red Army. The rest of them were never built, and constructions like the Arch and the Dome were so massive that architects were unsure of their viability, until recent computer-based simulation have stated that Speer's calculations were correct, and had Hitler won the war, Berlin would have pretty much looked as the movie shows. See more »

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While driving through the city you see in the back a Peugeot dealer. The logo seen was used from 1980 till 1998. The signing on the outside with the blue and yellow stripes was introduced in the mid 90's. See more »

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Xavier March: How do I tell my son that I've served murderers all my life?
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Disappointing film adaptation of great book
26 February 1999 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

It is rarely possible to watch the movie of a book that you have read before, and be impressed by the movie. Fatherland is not an exception. Of course changes have to be made to any story to adapt it to the film-medium, but in Fatherland, as in so many other cases, incomprehensible and unnecessary changes are made to the entire plot, changing the whole feel of the story, turning an intelligent and though-provoking book into an over-simplified, mindless action-movie. And of course they had to change the ending, we must have happy endings, mustn't we?

I probably wouldn't have been so harsh in my judgement had I not read the book before I saw the film, that I admit. The film definitely has its good points. But since I have read the book, I know that the film could have been so much better! Save your video-money, go to the library and lend the book!


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