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Im toten Winkel - Hitlers Sekretärin
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Blind Spot. Hitler's Secretary -- Documentary featuring interview footage with Traudl Junge, one of Hitler's personal secretaries during WWII.
Blind Spot. Hitler's Secretary -- Documentary featuring interview footage with Traudl Junge, one of Hitler's personal secretaries during WWII.

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22 March 2002 (Austria) See more »
Plot:
Documentary featuring interview footage with Traudl Junge, one of Hitler's personal secretaries during WWII. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Traudl Junge ... Herself

Directed by
André Heller 
Othmar Schmiderer 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
André Heller 
Othmar Schmiderer 

Produced by
Danny Krausz .... producer
Kurt Stocker .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Othmar Schmiderer 
 
Film Editing by
Daniel Poehacker 
 
Sound Department
Bernhard Maisch .... sound re-recording mixer
Othmar Schmiderer .... sound
 
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Beatrix Wesle .... world sales
 

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Also Known As:
"Im toten Winkel - Hitlers Sekretärin" - Austria (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for thematic material
Runtime:
90 min | Canada:95 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Brazil:14 | Germany:12 | Norway:A | Singapore:PG | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Zurich) | Switzerland:14 (canton of the Grisons) | UK:PG | USA:PG

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Factual errors: The official sites of this film claim that these interviews are Traudl Junge's first public appearance, that she "kept quiet for nearly 60 years".See more »
Quotes:
Traudl Junge:And I think it's also the case that if you value and respect someone you don't really want to destroy the image of that person... you don't want to know, in fact if disaster lies beyond the facade.See more »
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Edited into Downfall (2004)See more »

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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Reality Cinema, 12 March 2003
Author: bluesdoctor from A Place is Just A Place

Documentary consisting of interviews with an 80 year-old woman, Traudl Junge, nee Hump, who in her early twenties served as Hitler's personal secretary in his Berlin bunker, ~1942-44. Oral history, up-close and personal, from the casual perspective of an ordinary person, ordinary life--the "banality of evil." First, she deals with personal specifics: who she was, why and how she took the job, and, above all, personal guilt. The lack of the latter explains the film's title, "blind spot." Second, she deals with day-to-day life with The Terrible One, crafting a personal portrait of the man, of his detachment and asexuality, his lack of emotion and concern for others, his relation with women in general, Eva Braun in particular. The failed assissination attempt on Hitler's life and its profound effect on him is described. Third, the last quarter to third of the film focuses on the last 10-14 days of the Third Reich, an eerie, surreal time when Hitler married Braun and cyanide pills were passed out. In order to make sure that he hadn't been betrayed and the pills were genuine, Hitler tested one on the dog, Blondie, he had doted on. The narrator recalls the pungent odor of bitter almonds in the room with the dead animal. Fascinating, chilling, ultimately heart-breaking. Ps. The woman in question never revealed her story until this film; she lived anonymously all her life. She died of cancer the day it premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 2002.

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