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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 »
Awards:
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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On the "humanization" of Hitler See more (29 total) »

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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34 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
On the "humanization" of Hitler, 4 December 2003
Author: palmiro from Chicago United States

Some people who have viewed and commented on this documentary have suggested that it is a sign of residual sympathy for Hitler (and maybe even for "National Socialism")if Hitler is portrayed in a human light: his "fatherly" qualities, his personal "warmth" and "charm," etc. But it is a great mistake to insist that, for Hitler to have been responsible for the monstrosities of the Nazi regime, he must have been a monster in his personal relationships as well. This leads to the facile equation: monstrous man commits monstrous deeds. And, of course, this proposition is very satisfying for most of us, because we think we can tell who's a monster and who is not in the political arena (everybody, that is, except for those dopey Germans of the 1930s). But the great lesson of the 20th century is that regimes can arise which do not require monstrous humans to do monstrous things--they do just fine with the human material available next door to all of us. Which is not to say that Hitler was not a psychopath or a sociopath, but only to say that he needn't have been one to be at the helm of a regime responsible for unspeakable atrocities. And so Frau Junge's portrait of Hitler should be seen as a reminder not to be taken in by the folksy, good-ol'-boy qualities of leaders, for whatever their personal likability may be, they can still be responsible for monstrous deeds.

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