In 1945, as Berlin falls to the Russians, Adolf Hitler (Ganz) and his inner circle retreat to a bunker for a futile last stand. Hitler's secretary Traudl (Lara) looks on as the Fuhrer veers between depression and delusion and finally marries his long-term girlfriend, Eva Braun (Köhler), before putting a bullet in his brain...
Solid history, fine cinema. Downfall is gripping, moving, and, in the end, profoundly horrifying.
Reviewed by Kim Newman
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