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The Final Solution: The Wannsee Conference (1984)

Die Wannseekonferenz (original title)
At the Wannsee Conference on January 20, 1942, senior Nazi officials meet to determine the manner in which the so-called "Final Solution to the Jewish Question" can be best implemented.

Director:

Heinz Schirk

Writer:

Paul Mommertz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Atzorn ... Otto Hofmann
Friedrich G. Beckhaus ... Heinrich Müller (as Friedrich Beckhaus)
Gerd Böckmann ... Adolf Eichmann
Jochen Busse ... Georg Leibbrandt
Hans-Werner Bussinger Hans-Werner Bussinger ... Martin Luther (as Hans W. Bussinger)
Harald Dietl Harald Dietl ... Alfred Meyer
Peter Fitz Peter Fitz ... Wilhelm Stuckart
Reinhard Glemnitz ... Josef Bühler
Dieter Groest Dieter Groest ... Erich Neumann
Martin Lüttge Martin Lüttge ... Rudolf Lange
Anita Mally Anita Mally ... The Secretary
Dietrich Mattausch Dietrich Mattausch ... Reinhard Heydrich
Gerd Rigauer Gerd Rigauer ... Karl Schöngarth
Franz Rudnick Franz Rudnick ... Friedrich Wilhelm Kritzinger
Günter Spörrle Günter Spörrle ... Gerhard Klopfer
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A precise, real-time (exactly 85 minutes - the length of the actual event) reenactment of the infamous Wannsee Conference, a meeting called in January, 1942 to map out the implementation of the Final Solution to the Jewish Question. Written by Dawn M. Barclift

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Drama | History

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Country:

Austria | West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

19 December 1984 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Hitler's Final Solution: The Wannsee Conference See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Most of the conversations at the beginning of the film, in particular the small talk between offices, the dialogue between the SS and the secretaries, and the emergency phone call regarding a transport of Jews in the east, is entirely dramatic license. The actual minutes for the conference begin after Heydrich convened the meeting - exactly what the Nazi officers were doing before Heydrich arrived is not historically known and is dependent on second hand testimony and speculation. See more »

Goofs

Adolf Eichmann is shown in the film wearing a Waffen-SS infantry officer's uniform complete with the SS runes unit patch. Eichmann was in fact a security police colonel and therefore should have displayed a blank security service collar patch with green police piping. See more »

Quotes

Adolf Eichmann: There were women... children...
Reinhard Heydrich: Women and children are Jews too.
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Fantastic
2 April 2003 | by michaelsgrantSee all my reviews

A fantastic film that needs to be released domestically on DVD. For the people who don't mind reading subtitles, this is a very, very good version of the more recent "Conspiracy". There is something more to be offered here by the fact that German actors are playing the roles. I do very much like Kenneth Branagh's performance as the manipulative Hydrich (most captivating since David Warner's double performance in "Holocaust" and "Hitler's SS, Portrait of Evil").

The film, which covers in real time the conference at Wansee where the framework of the "Final Solution" was set, is amazing. The methodical way in which it is handled, shows the real danger of evil when it it's perpetration is done on in a methodical/business like manner.

I think this film is a lesson for whomever thinks that the sins of the past can not be repeated in a modern society!


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