History Film / Conspiracy

10th Oct '17 3:42:19 AM TomTheEducator
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** Eichmann removing the guest book and burning the one page used is a clear indication from the beginning that the conference is being kept as [[IncrediblyLamePun off the books]] as possible. He also frequently motions the stenographer to pause his recording when the conversation veers into anything that could be clearly construed in a courtroom as [[TitleDrop conspiracy]] to murder.


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** Encapsulated perfectly by Doctor Meyer:
--> "If your method of disposing all the Jews diverts military units, and rolling stock from the Eastern Front, then it is a stupid choice. I'm not arguing priority, but method and expediency."
1st Oct '17 6:28:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: Varies from character to character. Some are a pretty good fit for their real life counterpart, but for instance the dashing Creator/ColinFirth plays the ugly-looking [[http://www.holocaustchronicle.org/staticpages/HolocaustScans/HiRes/1935/19350008000006 Wilhelm Stuckart]]. Inverted with Gerhard Klopfer, who was [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/04/Bundesarchiv_Bild_119-06-44-12%2C_Gerhard_Klopfer.jpg perfectly ordinary looking]] in real life, but is played by an [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-90BTffvk1go/UlPycHKEHfI/AAAAAAAAMt8/-xpVvk_SeaQ/s1600/10.png obese, unpleasant-looking actor]].
14th Sep '17 12:50:46 AM Saveelich
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Starring an EnsembleCast, including Creator/KennethBranagh, Creator/ColinFirth and Creator/StanleyTucci, the film follows SS-Obersturmbannführer (Lieutenant Colonel) Adolf Eichmann as he organizes the meeting itself. Represented are the [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters Security Police (under Heydrich), Criminal Police, Regional Security Chief for the ''Generalgouvernement'', a representative of Hans Frank's ''Generalgouvernement'', Alfred Rosenberg's Ministry for the Occupied Eastern Territories, the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Justice, the Foreign Office, the Party Chancellory, the Reich Chancellory, the SS Race and Settlement Office, and the Luftwaffe's Four Year Plan Organisation]]. All have been recalled to the Berlin suburb of Wannsee from their duty stations for a conference, but very few have heard what the conference is actually meant to cover. After a round of genial introductions and conversation over appetizers, SS-Obergruppenführer (General-equivalent) Reinhard Heydrich, the conference's ranking member, arrives and explains that they are there to discuss what to do with 'The Jews'.

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Starring an EnsembleCast, including Creator/KennethBranagh, Creator/ColinFirth and Creator/StanleyTucci, the film follows SS-Obersturmbannführer (Lieutenant Colonel) Adolf Eichmann as he organizes the meeting itself. Represented are the [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters Security Police (under Heydrich), Criminal Police, Regional Security Chief for the ''Generalgouvernement'', a representative of Hans Frank's ''Generalgouvernement'', Alfred Rosenberg's Ministry for the Occupied Eastern Territories, the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Justice, the Foreign Office, the Party Chancellory, the Reich Chancellory, the SS Race and Settlement Office, and the Luftwaffe's Four Year Plan Organisation]]. All have been recalled to the Berlin suburb of Wannsee from their duty stations for a conference, but very few have heard what the conference is actually meant to cover. After a round of genial introductions and conversation over appetizers, SS-Obergruppenführer (General-equivalent) Reinhard Heydrich, UsefulNotes/ReinhardHeydrich, the conference's ranking member, arrives and explains that they are there to discuss what to do with 'The Jews'.
16th Aug '17 4:28:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* ForeignRemake: An English-language remake of the German film ''Der Wanseekonferenz'' which covered the same event. Aside from casting several actors with more international credentials, the difference between the two is most noticeable in the RuleOfDrama: in the German version, the Nazis are pretty much on the same page about the Holocaust, whereas in the English version there is more open disagreement and infighting.

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* ForeignRemake: An English-language remake of the German film ''Der ''Die Wanseekonferenz'' which covered the same event. Aside from casting several actors with more international credentials, the difference between the two is most noticeable in the RuleOfDrama: in the German version, the Nazis are pretty much on the same page about the Holocaust, whereas in the English version there is more open disagreement and infighting.
16th Aug '17 4:27:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* ForeignRemake: An English-language remake of the German film ''Der Wanseekonferenz'' which covered the same event. Aside from casting several actors with more international credentials, the difference between the two is most noticeable in the RuleOfDrama: in the German version, the Nazis are pretty much on the same page about the Holocaust, whereas in the English version there is more open disagreement and infighting.
18th Jul '17 5:19:07 PM Folamh3
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* RetroactiveRecognition: The switchboard operator that Eichmann instructs to only allow calls from Hitler himself to be received at the meeting? Creator/TomHiddleston.
18th Jul '17 4:47:57 PM Folamh3
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* '''Stanley Tucci''' as '''Adolf Eichmann''': Heydrich's "special expert" (directly subordinate to Mueller, but in practice Heydrich tended to work with Eichmann over his head) and head of the SS Office for Jewish Affairs, Eichmann is the man tasked with arranging the meeting, and the operations which arise from it. Eichmann takes the role of a dispassionate observer, frequently chiming in on Heydrich's side, and generally as a man with no purpose beyond ideology. He later became known as the "architect of the Holocaust". After the war, he fled to Argentina, where he was kidnapped by Mossad and taken to Israel, where he became the only man ever put to death by that country.

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* '''Stanley Tucci''' '''Creator/StanleyTucci''' as '''Adolf Eichmann''': Heydrich's "special expert" (directly subordinate to Mueller, but in practice Heydrich tended to work with Eichmann over his head) and head of the SS Office for Jewish Affairs, Eichmann is the man tasked with arranging the meeting, and the operations which arise from it. Eichmann takes the role of a dispassionate observer, frequently chiming in on Heydrich's side, and generally as a man with no purpose beyond ideology. He later became known as the "architect of the Holocaust". After the war, he fled to Argentina, where he was kidnapped by Mossad and taken to Israel, where he became the only man ever put to death by that country.
20th Jun '17 8:25:05 AM Saveelich
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Though the meeting is phrased as a discussion panel for the formulation of policy, Heydrich quickly makes it clear that the policy has already been decided and he is there to inform everybody of their roles: namely, starting in the summer the 'unskilled' Jews currently held in Germany's eastern districts and the ''Generalgouvernement'' will be deported to extermination facilities (currently under construction) in the ''Generalgouvernement'' staffed by local police forces (under the command of the SS District Chiefs). Those who argue against this policy, either because [[EvenEvilHasStandards they feel the mass execution of all 'unskilled' Jews goes too far]] or [[PragmaticVillainy because they feel the policy has been poorly thought out and will have negative consequences for Germany]], are persuaded or threatened by Heydrich into agreement in a series of private conversations during brief lulls in the meeting. The ''Generalgouvernement'', on the other hand, would like the process sped up so that it will not have to keep shouldering the burden of feeding so many Useless Mouths.

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Though the meeting is phrased as a discussion panel for the formulation of policy, Heydrich UsefulNotes/ReinhardHeydrich quickly makes it clear that the policy has already been decided and he is there to inform everybody of their roles: namely, starting in the summer the 'unskilled' Jews currently held in Germany's eastern districts and the ''Generalgouvernement'' will be deported to extermination facilities (currently under construction) in the ''Generalgouvernement'' staffed by local police forces (under the command of the SS District Chiefs). Those who argue against this policy, either because [[EvenEvilHasStandards they feel the mass execution of all 'unskilled' Jews goes too far]] or [[PragmaticVillainy because they feel the policy has been poorly thought out and will have negative consequences for Germany]], are persuaded or threatened by Heydrich into agreement in a series of private conversations during brief lulls in the meeting. The ''Generalgouvernement'', on the other hand, would like the process sped up so that it will not have to keep shouldering the burden of feeding so many Useless Mouths.
11th Jun '17 12:29:25 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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Not to be confused with ''Film/TheConspiracy''
3rd Jun '17 9:26:24 PM SoapheadChurch
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** From the very moment that he swaggers into the mansion (cheerfully boasting that he plans to acquire it after the war), you know what Heydrich is: A classic [[TheSociopath sociopath]], to whom mass murder means no more than buying a house. Also of note - Heydrich is unique in not responding to the "heil Hitler" greeting in kind, a hint at his lack of actual loyalty. Also, the very first scene of the movie is him flying into Wansee in his plane, capturing his narcissism and flair for the dramatic.
*** It also says something that Eichmann, who has already been established as ruthless in his own right (see below) and has been simply a polite host to the other attendees, displays absolute deference to Heydrich from the moment he walks in.

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** From the very moment that he swaggers into the mansion (cheerfully boasting that he plans to acquire it after the war), you know what Heydrich is: A classic [[TheSociopath sociopath]], to whom mass murder means no more than buying a house. Also of note - Heydrich is unique in not responding to the "heil Hitler" greeting in kind, a hint at his lack of actual loyalty. Also, the very first scene of the movie is him flying into Wansee in his plane, capturing his narcissism and flair for the dramatic.
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dramatic. It also says something that Eichmann, who has already been established as ruthless in his own right (see below) and has been simply a polite host to the other attendees, displays absolute deference to Heydrich from the moment he walks in.



* IdTellYouButThenIdHaveToKillYou: When everybody is introducing themselves to the group, SS-Sturmbannführer Dr. Rudolf Lange gives his title and says "among other things." Heydrich responds that they all have "other things." His "other things" just so happens to be command of an ''Einsatzkommando'' unit, charged with executing Jews, Gypsies, communists, and other undesirables behind the advancing German army; essentially a mobile Holocaust unit. Not that any of those present would be genuinely surprised (apart maybe from the sheer scale of it).

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* IdTellYouButThenIdHaveToKillYou: When everybody is introducing themselves to the group, SS-Sturmbannführer Dr. Rudolf Lange gives his title and says "among other things." Heydrich responds that they all have "other things." His "other things" just so happens to be command of an ''Einsatzkommando'' unit, charged with executing Jews, Gypsies, communists, and other undesirables behind the advancing German army; essentially a mobile Holocaust unit. Not that At a certain point in point in the meeting, he completely drops any pretense of those present would be genuinely surprised (apart maybe from the sheer scale of it).secrecy about what he does, and he and Kritzinger have a rather frank discussion about it during their lunch break.
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