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Release Date:
14 December 2010 (USA) See more »
THIRD REICH: THE RISE & FALL tells the story of Hitler's Germany through rarely seen films of the people who were there... See more »
2 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast [12])
Tony Call ... Narrator (1 episode, 2010)

Dan Bittner ... Himself (1 episode, 2010)

Geoffrey Cantor ... Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Eliza Foss ... Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Adam Grupper ... Himself (1 episode, 2010)
James Lurie ... Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Beth McDonald ... Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Christina Neilsen ... Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Jason Schulmann ... Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Hannah Smith ... Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Rich Topol ... Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Suzanne Toren ... Herself (1 episode, 2010)

Series Directed by
Nicole Rittenmeyer (unknown episodes)
Seth Skundrick (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Nicole Rittenmeyer (1 episode, 2010)

Series Produced by
Russell McCarroll .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2010)
Michael Stiller .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2010)
Series Original Music by
Brendon Anderegg (2 episodes, 2010)
Series Film Editing by
Cody Rogowski (1 episode, 2010)

Seth Skundrick (unknown episodes, 2010)
Series Production Management
Chris Avila Hübschmann .... production manager (1 episode, 2010)
Valerie Smaltini .... production manager (1 episode, 2010)
Series Sound Department
Brendon Anderegg .... sound designer (2 episodes, 2010)
Damon Trotta .... sound designer (2 episodes, 2010)
Series Editorial Department
Jacob Condon .... on-line editor (2 episodes, 2010)
Series Music Department
Brendon Anderegg .... composer: original music (unknown episodes, 2010)
Series Other crew
Verena Aurbek .... research coordinator (2 episodes, 2010)
Kristen Burns .... programming coordinator (2 episodes, 2010)
Randall Bytwerk .... research coordinator (2 episodes, 2010)
Anne Hazlett .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2010)
Jeanne Palmer .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2010)
William Rauscher .... research coordinator (2 episodes, 2010)
Series Thanks
Jonathan Desir .... special thanks (2 episodes, 2010)
Elizabeth Tyson .... special thanks (2 episodes, 2010)

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Additional Details

USA:180 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
An extraordinary look into the German psyche., 6 November 2013
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

Most historical documentaries consist of film clips and recreations telling a larger story. This is, in many ways, the 'official' story--one that is interesting but detached in many ways. However, with "Third Reich" The Rise and Fall", something extraordinary has happened--the filmmakers have NOT used government films precedence but home movies showing the average person! These color home movies do a wonderful job of showing German life and how the people saw the things leading to World War Two as well as the war itself. It also does something important--it explains the thinking of the Germans at the time and how they justified the unjustifiable. As a result, you see the progression from a reasonable people to the monsters they eventually became. Because of this, it shows a much more interesting look at the people and times--the times as seen by the common man and showing clips that are surprising--such as clips of Oktoberfest just before the invasion of Czechoslovakia, children dressing up like soldiers and sending letters to their beloved leader and other children watching trainloads of Jews heading to death they waved! In addition, there are a few films made by journalists in Germany and Poland which show you what you won't see in other films--not just the horrors but the German adoration for their Fuhrer.

You really have to commend the folks who made this--it must have taken an incredible amount of effort to collect all these film and make the extraordinarily interesting film. Well worth seeing, compelling and a WWII documentary that is so different from all the rest. However, because you will see atrocities in the later portions of the documentary that were proudly filmed by the Nazi soldiers, it is NOT recommended for viewing by children. So, be forewarned.

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