The Nuremberg trials, 1946 Goering and the Nazi high command stand trial. Within the prison a dangerous mind game is being conducted by Goering and the prison guards who stand watch over the perpetrators of the Holocaust.
Based upon the final confession of Adolf Eichmann, made before his execution in Israel as he accounts to Captain Avner Less, a young Israeli Police Officer, of his past as the architect of ... See full summary »
Avner W. Less,
Following the defeat of Germany in WWII, the Allies determine that there must be an accounting of German war crimes. Twenty-four Nazis, representative of all sections of military and civilian life are chosen to stand trial for the crimes of conspiracy to commit aggression, commission of aggression, crimes during war and crimes against humanity. The preparations for the trial, the trial itself and its aftermath are shown through the eyes of Chief Prosecutor Robert Jackson and through the eyes of Reichsmarshal Hermann Goering, the ranking Nazi defendant.Written by
Jason A. Cormier
Brian Cox claimed that the sequence in which the courtroom is shown a film of Nazi concentration camps was filmed take after take with the actual film being projected, and that there was genuine walkouts on-set from crew members who couldn't take watching it anymore. See more »
The leading Nazis sentenced to death at Nuremberg were all executed during the night of 16th October in the prison gymnasium. Yet bright sunlight is clearly seen shining through the upper windows of the building as the condemned men are each brought to the gallows. See more »
Capt. Gustav Gilbert:
"A rat catcher catching rats". Is that the kind of thinking it takes to carry out state sanctioned mass murder? Not just blind obedience but also a belief that your victims are not human?
Reichsmarschall Hermann Wilhelm Göring:
Let me ask you this. What was Hiroshima? Was it not your medical experiment? Would Americans have dropped bombs as easily on Germany as it did upon Japan killing as many civilians as possible? I think not. To an American sensibility, a Caucasian child is considerably more human than a Japanese child.
Capt. Gustav Gilbert:
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This movie was disappointing. It was incomplete and dull. While Alec Baldwin tried to portray himself as the Perfect fair and just prosecutor (not to mention executive producer), the movie never showed any of the defense counsels or tried to challenge the audience with an actual meaningful debate on the subject of how a country could be led down such a terrible path.
Sure, nobody wants to defend the Nazi's point of view, but THAT WAS THE POINT of the Nuremberg Trails! Four hours of simply bashing on the Nazi's.... c'mon! Thats been done already!
I really think Alec Baldwin should just stick to being Kim Bassinger's husband.
Right after the movie ended, TNT showed the 1959 movie, Trail at Nuremberg. That movie is FAR superior.
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