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Conspiracy (2001)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | History | War  -  19 May 2001 (USA)
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A dramatic recreation of the Wannsee Conference where the Nazi Final Solution phase of the Holocaust was devised.

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The historical recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which Nazi and SS leaders gathered in a Berlin suburb to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Lead by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, this group of high ranking German officials came to the historic and far reaching decision that the Jews of Europe were to be exterminated in what would come to be known as the Holocaust. Written by Anthony Hughes <husnock31@hotmail.com>

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One Meeting. Six Million Lives. See more »

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This production used an almost theatrical performance style during shooting. The performers stayed in costume and character from the start to the end of each day of filming. A set was used with solid (non-moving) walls and ceilings, to reinforce the reality of the setting, and eliminate any delays for changing camera or lighting setups. The action was filmed in extremely long sequences, sometimes 20 pages or more of script at a stretch, which is unusual in this type of production. However many of the actors have a Shakespearean background, and having to memorize this amount of dialogue was not a new experience for them. The production style required the use of the Super 16 film format. This was needed because of the longer film magazines available for those cameras, and also the smaller size, allowing the cameras to get in very close to the performers sitting around a conference table, the setting used for the bulk of the story. See more »

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As Heydrich's car approaches the house a shot from the rear shows a clearly displayed D sticker to the right of the license plate but a matter of seconds later as the vehicle pulls up in front of the house the sticker has disappeared. See more »

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General Reinhard Heydrich: [to Kritzinger] You would be a very hard man to bring down.
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References Holocaust (1978) See more »

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Adagio from 'String Quintet in C Major', D. 956, op. post. 163
Composed by Franz Schubert
Performed by Ensemble Villa
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A remarkable and fascinating film with excellent performances from a largely unknown cast

This is a very well-done and memorable film that chills you to the bone as you listen a group of men sometimes happily discuss genocide! There are excellent performances from a cast with few well-known, familiar names, but Stanley Tucci as Eichmann and Kenneth Branagh as Heydrich particularly shine. Given the history of the two men they portray (neither one terribly pleasant but, fittingly, neither were their ends), the performances are all the more disturbing by their understated nature. An excellent film. Most highly recommended.


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