Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary

2002, Documentary, 1h 30m

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The testimony of Junge is more than enough to make this bare-bones documentary fascinating. Read critic reviews

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This documentary offers an extended conversation with Traudl Junge, who worked as Adolf Hitler's personal secretary from 1942 until the end of World War II. In the film, she is interviewed by Austrian artist André Heller, who persuaded Junge to finally talk publicly about her experiences after over 50 years of silence. Junge, 81 at the time of the interview, discusses her relationship with Hitler, his personality, and the dictation of his final words.

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  • Oct 05, 2008
    Very fascinating to watch. It seemed as if the longer Traudl Junge went on with her stories of Hitler and the last days, the film really went much quicker. The first half hour 45 minutes were kind of distracting with all the cuts that the directers made and it became hard to watch at the time.
    Ken D Super Reviewer
  • Feb 01, 2008
    The great strength of this movie is its simplicity, the very thing which seems to put a lot of people off. There's no melodramatically intercut archive footage or stirring musical crescendos to manipulate ones emotions; its just an old lady, who happened to be an unwitting eyewitness to epoch-making events, telling her story to the camera. I found it mesmerising and frequently chilling in its juxtaposition of banality and horror. For example, Traudl Junge tells of Hitler's fondness for his dog, Blondie, and his pride at the tricks she could perform, then later she describes how he killed the dog just to test the cyanide capsules with which he was planning to commit suicide. I found the ending, where a guilt-ridden Junge compares herself unfavourably with the executed pamphleteer Sophie Scholl, very moving indeed. This is a hugely important document and a fascinating companion piece to the marvellous "Downfall". Anybody who finds this film boring ought to be thoroughly ashamed of him/herself.
    Stephen M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 20, 2007
    A fabulous documentary. A very unique perspective on one of the most detestable individuals in history.
    John B Super Reviewer

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