If you’ve watched the Quintin Tarantinos inglorious basterds, where a group of AMERICAN soldiers patrol into Germany cause massive chaos, and then kill Hitler with the help of a SS officer. You know sometimes in movies people stretch the truth to make the story better.
For instance, Tarantino needs to have Hitler killed so that the movie ends on a high note, and the surprise ending does contribute to the storyline quite a bit.
But to make a movie about Hitler is a totally different thing altogether. Das Untergang potrays Hitlers last days in his bunker in Berlin, just before he kills himself (and Eva Brown). In Germany even 60 years after the war, this is unheard of, in fact people were protesting a film that tried to “potray a monster a human being”. The film was brandished anti-semitic as it tried to potray Hitler as just a ‘sad,deluded man’ as opposed to the monster we all learnt about. One thing that is undeniable though, this movie is awesome. So awesome in fact it’s probably the most parodied movie….EVER!
The fact is that the movie is as powerful as it is true (that’s debatable), what isn’t debatable is how moving this movie is. You get that feeling at the end, when all is lost, and the Germans surrender that the movie portrayed humanity in all it’s forms, from the down right evil to the righteous good, from the arrogantly confident to the humbly desperate. All nuances are potrayed, all betrayals explains, every bit of human emotion is portrayed in this. I’ve said before that one of my favorites movie was Schindler’s list…well that may very well change.