Let Us Decide how to interpret history.
Downfall is the best Nazi story told. I lived in Germany as a kid [although not German], and my father was a keen historian. I was lucky in my life to see history not from any political bias.
When I watch Downfall, it tells of the fall a political machine that succumbed to madness and desperation. It told very well why these people were mesmerized by Hitler, and explains why they followed him to the end. Fear, which was kept Hitler in power.
I like it because it does not have a Hollywood spin and try to portray the principal character's to how history want's us to see them, but more as they were. The moments of calm in between the insanity, or the party in amongst the bombings convey exactly what need's to be said.
My gripe with written history, is that the writers are usually painting the scene with their own flavour of morality and in the process, cloaking the reality of the event.
Downfall is a must view for anyone with an interest in this piece of history.
Bruno Ganz portrayed Hitler brilliantly in fact, the best I have ever seen.