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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Maguire
Anna Von Hagen
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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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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 »


During a conversation in the car between Xavier and the US journalist they argue who has been more brutal during war times. Xavier mentions the Dresden bombings which in our time line happened in February 1945. In the movie Germany wins the war against allied troops right after D-day (Jun-6, 1944), so the Dresden firestorm wouldn't have happened. See more »


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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Referenced in Drop the Dead Donkey: The Strike (1994) See more »

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A true surprise

Re-baptized LE CREPUSCULE DES AIGLES (TWILIGHT OF THE EAGLES) by a French cable-TV chain, it was the only watchable movie on a raining election afternoon when I watched it, after mistaking it for a WWI air combat film starring George Peppard. To my great surprise, I learned from the introduction sequence that the Allies had been stormed back into the Channel in June 1944, then the US brought home the G.I's,Edward VIII came back with Queen Wallis, while Churchill retired to Canada, and Joe Kennedy became President of the United States, scheduled to meet Hitler in 1964, for the latter's 75th birthday. Then I understood I was watching a TV rendition of Robert Harris' masterpiece, which I had savoured almost ten years ago... Rutger Hauer was unusually mysterious as a quiet SS man, the setting (made in the Baranov studios of Prague, a bargain for advantageous filming of mid-century action) was excellent, with an interesting suggestion of the Albert Speer monumental project. I wonder who had the idea to schedule this film the very day when the French voters sent an unanimous rejection of the extreme right (May 5th, 2002), and under an enigmatic name (it had never been shown before, either on TV or theatres). harry carasso, paris

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