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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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Release Date:
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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Riveting 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
 
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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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 »
Movie Connections:
Edited into Downfall (2004)See more »

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Riveting, 7 June 2003
Author: molefsky from Reston, VA

The film consists entirely of headshots of Traudl Junge talking about her experiences as secretary to Adolph Hitler from 1941 to the end of World War II. The film is in German with English subtitles; at times the subtitles were hard to read because of a light background.

A slide at the beginning of the film said this was the first time Frau Junge had spoken about her experiences. I seem to recall she was interviewed in the 1970s television series, "The World at War."

The film starts slowly as Frau Junge tells about her background. Her parents were divorced when she was young and she was raised by her mother. She got the job working for Hitler through a family connection. Junge explains she was one of four secretaries who worked for Hitler.

When she starts talking about Hitler she notes that he never talked about Jews or the death camps. She claims not to have known of the Final Solution. I do not doubt Junge's veracity. I do worry this will give ammunition to Holocaust deniers. (How could the German government be perpetrating these murders and Hitler's secretary didn't know.)

The most interesting part of the film is Junge's recounting of life in the bunker at the end of the war. She said that they lost track of time and were, for example, eating at odd times. They had no idea of what was going on outside.

Hitller and the other officials in the bunker mad plans for suicide. Hitler had gotten some cyanide tablets from Himmler. After a rumor started that Himmler had opened negotiations with the allies, Hitler tested the cyanide on his beloved dog, Blondie. The dog died.

Junge was present at Hitler's marriage to Eva Braun. After the wedding, Hitler dictated his "political testament" to Junge. She said she had expected him to reveal what had gone wrong, instead, Hitler dictated his usual diatribes against the Jews and blamed the German people for being unworthy of his vision.

The film ends with Junge observing that Hitler was wrong about what would happen after the war.

Anyone at all interested in World War II should see this film.

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