A dramatization of the life of Albert Speer, Adolf Hitler's young architect and onetime confidant, and his meteoric rise into the Nazi hierarchy. The film is based on Speer's autobiography of the same name.Written by
Dawn M. Barclift
Near the end of the film after Speer speaks to Adolf Hitler for the first time in the bunker, we see him seeing a stretcher being carried out with a woman's hand sticking out. The woman is obviously Mrs. Goebbels and is of course dead. This is wrong because Mrs. Goebbels died the day after Adolf Hitler. Speer even sees Adolf Hitler again in the film after just seeing Mrs. Goebbels body which he couldn't have. See more »
Field Marshall Milch... do you realize who you're talking to?
Field Marshal Milch:
Herr Reichminister Speer... do you realize who you're working for?
See more »
And this time, the all-time Nazi sympathizer. All potential historical inaccuracies aside, this is quite an unsettling film. Young, opportunist architect Albert Speer (Hauer) finds himself caught up in the Nazi party, maintaining an air of ignorance of Hitler's insanity and monstrosity. Instead Speer becomes his best friend and a bit of a tragic hero in the long run, as he makes an ernest stab at trying to clean up his mess towards the close of the war. Hauer is suave and determined to the last. A worthwhile mini-series pic, with a great supporting cast and plenty of Hauer to go around. Some may have a hard time with the self-congratulatory tone.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this