Hirschbiegel's dramatization of the final days of Adolf Hitler's life was
met at first with skepticism and criticism, then embraced as a riveting
tour-de-force of historical and psychological filmmaking. Bruno Ganz (Wings
of Desire) plays Hitler in a convincing, harrowing fashion--his
performance captures the Fuhrer's mix of twisted logic, gnawing frustration,
and raving anger as he hunkers down in his Berlin bunker and awaits the
inevitable end of the Third Reich. An Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign
Language Film (2004). German with English subtitles.