The film has broken all box office records in Germany Has been nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Film (Oscars announced end Feb) 'One of the best war movies ever made. On par with SAVING PRIVATE RYAN and DAS BOOT in every regard' Hollywood Reporter Appeals to the same sort of audience as THE PIANIST. We sold over 140,000 copies of the film tie-in edition alone Film company distributing it here was behind the success of another foreign great - AMELIE - as well as LOST IN TRANSLATION and ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND The marketing company behind the film are incredibly pro-active
Traudl Junge was a brewer's daughter born in 1920 in Munich. From the end of 1942 until April 1945 she was Hitler's private secretary. In 1942 she married one of Hitler's staff, Hans Junge who was killed a year later. After the war she was sent to a Russian prison camp and later returned to Germany to work as a secretary and a sub-editor. She died on February 10th, 2002 shortly after publication of her book.
'This memoir is a unique historical document, naive in some respects but trustworthy in its testimony and oddly thrilling in its unknowing progress to a terrible doom.' TIMES (2.4.05)