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Moloch (1999)

Molokh (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 13 October 1999 (France)
In 1942, in Bavaria, Eva Braun is alone, when Adolf Hitler arrives with Dr. Josef Goebbels and his wife Magda Goebbels and Martin Bormann to spend a couple of days without talking politics.

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Aleksandr Sokurov
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Cast

Credited cast:
Elena Rufanova Elena Rufanova ... Eva Braun
Leonid Mozgovoy Leonid Mozgovoy ... Adolf Hitler
Irina Sokolova ... Dr. Josef Goebbels (as Leonid Sokol)
Yelena Spiridonova Yelena Spiridonova ... Magda Goebbels
Vladimir Bogdanov ... Martin Bormann
Anatoliy Shvederskiy ... Priest
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Franco Moscon Franco Moscon ... Nazi Officer
Natalya Nikulenko Natalya Nikulenko
Rosina Tsidulko
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In 1942, in Bavaria, Eva Braun is alone, when Adolf Hitler arrives with Dr. Josef Goebbels and his wife Magda Goebbels and Martin Bormann to spend a couple of days without talking politics.

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Language:

German

Release Date:

13 October 1999 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Moloch See more »

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Dolby SR

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Directed by Russian filmmaker Aleksandr Sokurov, the film is the first in Sokurov's tetralogy of power. It was succeeded by Taurus (2001), about V.I. Lenin, The Sun (2005), involving Japanese emperor Hirohito, and Faust (2011), based on the old German legend Faust. For production, Aleksandr Sokurov employed Russian actors from Saint Petersburg to shoot the film, but their voices were later dubbed by German theater actors from Berlin. See more »

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Featured in Cinemania: I anodos kai i ptosi tou Nazismou (2008) See more »

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1st Movement from EINE KLEINE NACHATMUSIK
By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Good idea, not so good in practice
22 August 2002 | by RResendeSee all my reviews

I thought the theme of this movie was quite interesting. Still in the end, the result could have been better. What I enjoyed the most in the end was the scenery created around Hitler's "last resort". It really gave the impression of a new Olympus, with human gods around the german Zeus, "die führer"(at least as they saw themselves...). Still, what I found bad in the end was not the soviet approach, as I read in previous comments nor the vision of Hitler as a stupid good fellow(that has to do with the director's origins in the first case and with his vision of history and of the past in the second; if none of these elements were present in the movie than it would be the same as if it had been directed by Bertolucci or Coppolla!...; this gives identity to the creator and to his piece...). What was the true failure in this film, the way I see it, was that besides the director's new characterization of hitler and his hidding place, there were no "juicy" dialogues, no real reflexion about any theme, ideologically speaking or even supported in happenings that might have been occurring in that time. In the end I didn't feel the pulse of the characters, it's like if they were dead, with no capacity to rule the world as the gods they pretended to be... Still I had the sublime impression that they were like resting as if they were not responsable for what was going on in the world, in a lunatic attitude that I believe was close to the reality... 7/10


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