Die Wannseekonferenz (Hitler's Final Solution: The Wannsee Conference)

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When Nazi "exterminator" Adolph Eichmann was tried for war crimes in 1961, more than one observer, taking into consideration Eichmann's "normal" veneer, commented upon "the banality of evil." Much the same can be said of the quietly chilling docudrama The Wannsee Conference. This re-creation of a January, 1942 meeting of several Nazi officials is based on the actual minutes of the conference. In calm, measured tones, the various Nazi higher-ups discuss the extermination of Europe's Jewish population. The film is shot in "real time": it runs 87 minutes, precisely the same amount of time consumed by the actual event. Don't let anyone ever tell you that a film consisting of an hour and a half of conversation is dull: The Wannsee Conference is one of the most disturbing pictures ever committed to celluloid. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Dietrich Mattausch
as Reinhard Heydrich Chief of the Security Police
Jochen Busse
as Leibrandt
Peter Fitz
as Dr. Wilhelm Stuckart Interior Minister
Gerd Bockmann
as Adolf Eichmann
Harald Dieti
as Meyer Gauleiter for the Occupied Eastern T
Martin Lüttge
as Dr. Rudolf Lange Commander of the Gestapo
Gerd Rigauer
as Schongarth
Franz Rudnick
as Kritzinger Reich Chancellery Representative
Rainer Steffen
as Friesler Justice Minister
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