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Im toten Winkel - Hitlers Sekretärin
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Blind Spot. Hitler's Secretary -- The astonishing true story of Hitler's private secretary coming to terms with working for unspeakable evil after remaining silent for nearly 60 years.
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 »
Documentary featuring interview footage with Traudl Junge, one of Hitler's personal secretaries during WWII. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Revealing and Captivating Despite Appalling Production Values See more (30 total) »


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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
Other crew
Beatrix Wesle .... world sales

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Also Known As:
"Im toten Winkel - Hitlers Sekretärin" - Austria (original title)
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Rated PG for thematic material
90 min | Canada:95 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
Sound Mix:
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 »
Traudl Junge:But one day I walked past the memorial plaque for Sophie Scholl on Franz-Joseph-Straße and there I realised that she was my age group and that she was executed the year I came to Hitler. That moment I felt that being young actually isn't an excuse and that maybe one could have learnt about things.See more »
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Edited into Downfall (2004)See more »


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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Revealing and Captivating Despite Appalling Production Values, 7 March 2004
Author: richard winters (rwint) from Chicago, Illinois

6 out of 10

A pure interview movie if ever there was one. There are no effects, no cutaways, photographs, or anything else resembling anything of cinematic value. The picture merely focuses on Traudl Junge talking and recounting her years as Hitler's secretary. It is shot on videotape an almost looks like someones home movie. The subject is captivating enough, but calling this an actual film is a real stretch. Even a TV interview have better visuals.

In some ways this is good and almost a novel idea because it avoids the distractions that come about when too many visual 'enhancements' are thrown in. It allows the viewer to totally focus in on what the subject is saying and allowing them to create their own mental pictures. However the framing, setting, and editing all look horribly amateurish. The editing is especially a problem. Black frames pop up to cut from one interview segment to another and it gets distracting even a bit disconcerting. It also hurts the flow of the picture although this seems to happen more at the beginning and by the end pretty much drops off.

Content wise the stories are interesting, but really don't offer any major revelations. Junge seems to be given free rein to talk about anything she likes in anyway that she wants with no direction. A more crossfire type interview may have allowed it to be better structured and more of a impact. At best her stories can be described as being revealing and even slightly amusing. If anything her portrait of Hitler is different from anyone elses. His comments towards her during her interview for the job is down right stunning and memorable. Her accounts of his actions and reactions to things during the last weeks of the war will really surprise some people. In fact some of it seems so weird that it is almost too hard to imagine.

Overall despite it's humble production values it still has some good elements. Those that are interested in history and psychology should find this the most interesting. Junge seems a very affable and unpretentious individual that displays some amazingly good insight. Her accounts of the final days of the war are the most vivid and captivating part of this picture. The only thing that is missing is a little more on Junge the person especially with her adjustments after the war ended.

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