History Film / Downfall

23rd Apr '17 12:37:06 AM Lanes17B
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* ApocalypseAnarchy: Numerous soldiers that are far enough from the ever closing frontline gleefully abandon their positions and get drunk and party away with [[ApatheticCitizens disconnected civilians]] while shells blast buildings into rubble and small arms fires echo through the streets.

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* ApocalypseAnarchy: Numerous soldiers that are far enough from the ever closing frontline gleefully abandon their positions and get drunk and party away with [[ApatheticCitizens disconnected civilians]] while shells blast buildings into rubble and small arms fires echo through the streets. Another scenes shows a couple slicing a piece of meat from a dead horse while the battle rages around them.



* HookersAndBlow: When Fegelein is tracked down, he's found in a room, above an abandoned building used for [[ApocalypseAnarchy a wild party by soldiers and civilians]], with a nude woman, booze bottles, and several lines of cocaine on a nearby dresser.

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* HookersAndBlow: When Fegelein is tracked down, he's found in a room, above an abandoned building used for [[ApocalypseAnarchy [[ScrewTheWarWerePartying a wild party by soldiers and civilians]], with a nude woman, booze bottles, and several lines of cocaine on a nearby dresser.
21st Apr '17 2:03:11 PM KnightMareMoon
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** Fegelein was responsible for several atrocities fighting partisans in Yugoslavia and was an unrepentant Nazi. He was also extremely corrupt, even by the standards of the SS.

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** Fegelein was responsible for several atrocities fighting partisans in Yugoslavia and was an unrepentant Nazi. He was also extremely corrupt, even by the standards of the SS. Here he is still not a nice man, but portrayed slightly sympathetically.



* ITakeOffenseToTheLastOne: Non-comical example. During Hitler's infamous rant, his generals are too afraid to say anything contradicting Hitler's furious rebukes against everyone. The most that Burgdorf can muster up is that he cannot permit the Fuhrer to call the troops cowards.



* ThisIsGonnaSuck: The look on Heinz Linge's (Hitler's valet) face when he approaches with a report indicating that Himmler has attempted to surrender. It's clear he's read the report and knows it will send Hitler into another rage.

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* ThisIsGonnaSuck: ThisIsGonnaSuck:
** Hitler's inner staff share looks of concern and dread right before they're forced to tell him about Steiner's inability to counterattack. This sets off his biggest tirade.
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The look on Heinz Linge's (Hitler's valet) face when he approaches with a report indicating that Himmler has attempted to surrender. It's clear he's read the report and knows it will send Hitler into another rage.


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* {{Understatement}}: When Hitler promises Ritter von Greim a thousand jet aircraft for a new Air Force on short notice, Greim can only diplomatically state that he wasn't aware Germany had such reserves left.
20th Apr '17 7:50:26 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Dr. Ernst-Günther Schenck was involved in human experimentation upon concentration camp victims and was barred from practicing medicine in postwar West Germany. (Although in fairness his experiments were on vitamins and nutrition, and were relatively cruel in comparison.

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** Dr. Ernst-Günther Schenck was involved in human experimentation upon concentration camp victims and was barred from practicing medicine in postwar West Germany. (Although in fairness his experiments were on vitamins and nutrition, and were relatively cruel in comparison.comparison).



* SimpleScoreOfSadness: And how!.
* SoundOnlyDeath: The suicides of Hitler and Eva Braun, the Goebbels couple and some other Nazi bigwigs.



* SimpleScoreOfSadness: And how!.
* SoundOnlyDeath: The suicides of Hitler and Eva Braun, the Goebbels couple and some other Nazi bigwigs.
30th Mar '17 4:24:33 PM Lanes17B
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* VigilanteExecution: Several Volkssturm members are executed for cowardice by a man wearing a bavarian hat, who leads a goon squad>
** Near the end of the film, [[spoiler: Peter sees the bavarian hat man coming out of his apartment building, and when he enters his home, his mother was shot in the head, and his father was hung from the middle of the living room.]]
30th Mar '17 3:50:32 PM Lanes17B
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* ApocalypseAnarchy: Numerous soldiers that are far enough from the ever closing frontline gleefully abandon their positions and get drunk and party away with [[ApatheticCitizens disconnected civilians]] while shells blast buildings into rubble and small arms fires echo through the streets.
30th Mar '17 3:45:26 PM Lanes17B
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*HookersAndBlow: When Fegelein is tracked down, he's found in a room, above an abandoned building used for [[ApocalypseAnarchy a wild party by soldiers and civilians]], with a nude woman, booze bottles, and several lines of cocaine on a nearby dresser.
23rd Feb '17 5:53:00 AM MacedonianKing
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** Dr. Ernst-Günther Schenck was involved in human experimentation upon concentration camp victims and was barred from practicing medicine in postwar West Germany.

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** Dr. Ernst-Günther Schenck was involved in human experimentation upon concentration camp victims and was barred from practicing medicine in postwar West Germany. (Although in fairness his experiments were on vitamins and nutrition, and were relatively cruel in comparison.
12th Feb '17 5:33:30 PM MrKosta
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* LargeHam: Guess who. Bruno Ganz practically uses the scenery as his own all-you-can-eat buffet.
7th Feb '17 9:27:23 PM jamespolk
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* SenselessSacrifice: Mohnke tries to reason with Goebbels about the under-trained Volkssturm he was being supplied with, saying that they have little hope of actually making a difference and it's just wasting German lives.

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* SenselessSacrifice: Mohnke tries to reason with Goebbels about the under-trained Volkssturm he was being supplied with, saying that they have little hope of actually making a difference and it's just wasting German lives. Goebbels, who of course knows that he isn't coming out of this alive, replies that he doesn't really care.



** The movie focuses on the last days of Hitler as the Soviets close in, and as such, he has some quite epic breakdown moments, especially in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7PmzdINGZk this infamous scene]] where he completely loses it upon finding out that Felix Steiner couldn't muster up enough forces to hold back the Allies.

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** The movie focuses on the last days of Hitler as the Soviets close in, and as such, he has some quite epic breakdown moments, especially in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7PmzdINGZk this infamous scene]] where he completely loses it that birthed the WebVideo/HitlerRants internet meme. By all accounts, the staging in the film is quite accurate. Hitler really did freak out upon finding out hearing that Felix neither Wenck nor Steiner couldn't muster up enough forces to hold back would attack, and he really did have a screaming wild-eyed breakdown in which he said that the Allies.war was over and he should have had all his generals shot.
7th Feb '17 5:51:17 AM hullflyer
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* InsaneTrollLogic: Hitler's level of delusion varies from scene to scene, but in general he'll resort blaming anyone and anything he can for the mess they're in, basically claiming it's ''they'' failed him by following the orders he gave.

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* InsaneTrollLogic: Hitler's level of delusion varies from scene to scene, but in general he'll resort to blaming anyone and anything he can for the mess they're in, basically claiming it's ''they'' who failed him by following the orders he gave.
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