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Die Wannseekonferenz (1984)

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 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 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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place on January 20, 1942. 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

Reinhard Heydrich: It's dishonorable to be weaklings, which we in the SS are not.
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A blueprint for genocide
6 February 2002 | by jandesimpsonSee all my reviews

It was inspired programme planning on the part of BBC's Knowledge channel to preface Heinz Schirk's dramatised documentary with Alain Resnais's chilling piece of actuality footage "Nuit et Brouillard" made twenty years earlier. It is just possible that, without it, the more recent film might have lost something of its awesome impact. However, by preceding it with the most harrowing account of the consequences of that fateful meeting, there was no escaping the obscenity of what we were watching. The scene was one of glamour with smartly dressed high ranking Nazi officials being served refreshments by spotlessly groomed white uniformed young male waiters. With minutes detailing the planned murder of millions being taken by an attractive female stenographer with the calm impassivity of one recording an average business meeting, the underlying horror and grotesque irony of the occasion was complete. A masterly historical reconstruction.


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