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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 cuff insignia worn by Xavier March is for membership in the SS Police Division which was the fourth division in the Waffen-SS order of battle. The diamond shaped "K" patch (intended to denote membership in the Criminal Police) was an invention of the film and did not exist during the time of Nazi Germany. See more »

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Several times through out the movie it is mentioned that six million Jews died. Since Germany won WWII in the film, the Nazis would have been able to complete the extermination of Europe's Jews the number of victims would have been approximately 12 million. 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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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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