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Saturday, May 21, 2005

Movie Previews: Der Untergang

Despite three other releases on 2nd June, which includes The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Unleashed starring Jet Li, I'm sooooooo gonna catch Der Untergang (Downfall) instead.

Germany's submission for the last Oscar's, it lost out to The Sea Inside.
Nonetheless, Der Untergang has gained critical acclaim for the brilliant depiction of Hitler and World War II.

An NC-16 rating and will only be shown at Cathay Orchard.



Der Untergang Posted by Hello

Berlin, April 1945. A nation awaits its downfall. House-to-house fighting rages in the streets of the capital. Hitler, along with several of his generals and closest confidants, has barricaded himself in the Fuehrer’s Bunker under the Reichskanzlei. Among them is Traudl Junge, Hitler’s private secretary, who doesn’t want to abandon him. While the situation outside escalates – the Red Army is advancing, and in the city’s bomb-scarred districts desperate scenes are unfolding – Hitler experiences the downfall of the Third Reich behind thick bunker walls. Although Berlin can no longer be held, the Fuehrer refuses to leave the city. He wants, as the architect Speer puts it, "to be on stage when the last curtain falls." But Hitler is not on stage. While the full force of the hopelessly lost war crashes down over his people, the Fuehrer stages his final departure. Only hours before their joint suicide, he marries Eva Braun. Instead of the final victory comes the final defeat, but that has also been planned down to the last detail. After Hitler and Eva Braun have taken their lives, their corpses are burned so that they do not fall into the hands of the enemy. Many of his faithful also choose suicide. Goebbels and the remaining generals refuse to comply with the Russians' demand for unconditional surrender. As the situation becomes ever more hopeless, Magda Goebbels poisons her six children before she and her husband take their own lives. Shortly thereafter Traudl Junge and several others manage to escape at the last minute...
(Synopsis courtesy of moviexclusive.com)

So I'm a bit of a history buff. My favourite chapter back in secondary school was on World War II. Hehehe...
I believe I'm gonna enjoy this.

4 Comments:

Blogger Stefan S said...

Yeah it's gonna be a crowded 2 June.

If all 3 movies have sneak previews this weekend, guess I'll settle for this and Unleashed (Sat/Sun). Unless they have morning sneaks, which seemed to have disappeared.

Monday, May 23, 2005

 
Anonymous yul said...

yul here. miss me eh? cya tmr~ if ure not skipin sch dat is.. heh.

Monday, May 23, 2005

 
Blogger Lecter said...

ss,

You bet. My week ahead is pretty busy, sadly. Nonetheless, if I could watch all 4, it would be in this order:

Downfall
HG2G
Unleashed
Cursed

Come to think of it, Cursed is off the list! Boo!

yul,
yalah yalah, miss you lah.
And no, not skipping school soon.
I need to take leave of absence in August.

Monday, May 23, 2005

 
Blogger Stefan S said...

cursed sux0r

lotsa production problems, so my bet is it's a below average movie

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

 

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