Downfall (Der Untergang) 18 years old

April 1945, a nation awaits its... Downfall

Downfall

In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still achieve victory and orders his generals and advisers to fight to the last man. When the end finally does come, and Hitler lies dead by his own hand, what is left of his military must find a way to end the killing that is the Battle of Berlin, and lay down their arms in surrender.

Credits

Downfall Cast

Name Character
Elizaveta Boyarskaya She was 18, now 37 years old as Schwester Erna
Michael Mendl He was 60, now 78 years old as General der Artillerie Helmuth Weidling
Dmitriy Bykovskiy-Romashov He was 35, now 53 years old as Soldat 2
Alexandra Maria Lara She was 25, now 44 years old as Traudl Junge
Julia Jentsch She was 26, now 44 years old as Hanna Potrowski
Juliane Köhler She was 39, now 57 years old as Eva Braun
Thomas Kretschmann He was 42, now 60 years old as SS-Gruppenführer Hermann Fegelein
Anna Thalbach She was 31, now 49 years old as Hanna Reitsch
Bruno Ganz He was 63, 77 years old when he died as Adolf Hitler
Heino Ferch He was 41, now 59 years old as Albert Speer
Matthias Habich He was 64, now 83 years old as Prof. Dr. Werner Haase
Devid Striesow He was 30, now 49 years old as Feldwebel Tornow
Jürgen Tonkel He was 42, now 60 years old as Erich Kempka
Ulrich Matthes He was 45, now 63 years old as Joseph Goebbels
Ulrike Krumbiegel She was 42, now 61 years old as Dorothee Kranz
Corinna Harfouch She was 49, now 68 years old as Magda Goebbels
Thomas Thieme He was 55, now 74 years old as Martin Bormann
Rolf Kanies He was 46, now 65 years old as General der Infanterie Hans Krebs
Dietrich Hollinderbäumer He was 62, now 80 years old as Ritter Robert von Greim
Fabian Busch He was 28, now 47 years old as Obersturmbannführer Stehr
Igor Sergeev He was 11, now 29 years old as Russischer Soldat
Oliver Stritzel He was 47, now 65 years old as Maschinist Hentschel
Christian Hoening He was 57, now 76 years old as Reichsarzt SS Grawitz
André Hennicke He was 45, now 64 years old as SS-Brigadeführer Wilhelm Mohnke
Dirk Borchardt He was 35, now 53 years old as Panzerkommandant
Alexander Held He was 45, now 64 years old as Walter Hewel
Norbert Heckner He was 51, now 69 years old as Standesbeamter Wagner
Ulrich Noethen He was 44, now 63 years old as Reichsführer SS Heinrich Himmler
Klaus-Jürgen Steinmann He was 63, now 81 years old as Offizier 1
Enno Hesse He was 22, now 40 years old as Oberleutnant
Birgit Minichmayr She was 27, now 45 years old as Gerda Christian
Justus von Dohnányi He was 43, now 62 years old as General der Infanterie Wilhelm Burgdorf
Veit Stübner He was 50, now 69 years old as Obergruppenführer Tellermann
Donevan Gunia as Peter Kranz
Bettina Redlich She was 40, now 59 years old as Frl. Constanze Manziarly
Michael Brandner He was 52, now 71 years old as H. Fritzche
Christian Redl He was 56, now 74 years old as Generaloberst Alfred Jodl
Thomas Limpinsel He was 39, now 58 years old as Kammerdiener Heinz Linge
Dieter Mann He was 63, now 81 years old as Feldmarschall Wilhelm Keitel
Christian Berkel He was 46, now 65 years old as Prof. Dr. Ernst-Günter Schenck
Henning Peker He was 38, now 57 years old as Wachsoldat vor der Wolfsschanze (uncredited)
August Schmölzer He was 46, now 64 years old as Baur
Götz Otto He was 36, now 55 years old as SS-Hauptsturmführer Otto Günsche
Mathias Gnädinger He was 63, 74 years old when he died as Hermann Göring
Michael Kind He was 51, now 69 years old as SA-Mann / Ruinenkeller
Tanja Schleiff She was 31, now 50 years old as Russische Ärztin
Stefan Mehren He was 42, now 61 years old as Verwundeter Soldat
Martin Butzke He was 30, now 48 years old as SS-Soldat 1
Thorsten Krohn as Dr. Stumpfegger
Heinrich Schmieder He was 34, 40 years old when he died as Rochus Misch
Bohdan Graczyk as Oberst Clausen
Karl Kranzkowski He was 51, now 70 years old as Wilhelm Kranz
Christian Schmidt He was 47, now 65 years old as SS-Mann Greifkommando

Downfall Crew

Name Department
Hans Funck as Editor. He was 51 (61) years old when He died Editing
Claudia Bobsin as Costume Design. Costume & Make-Up
Christine Rothe as Executive Producer. Production
Stephan Zacharias as Original Music Composer. He was 47 (now 66) years old Sound
Bernd Lepel as Production Design. He was 60 (now 79) years old Art
Nico Krebs as Sound Designer. Sound
Lisa Geffcken-Reinhard as Sound Effects Editor. Sound
Melissa Müller as Author. She was 37 (now 56) years old Writing
Carsten Richter as Foley. Sound
Waldemar Pokromski as Makeup Artist. He was 58 (now 76) years old Costume & Make-Up
Thomas Zauner as Visual Effects Supervisor. Visual Effects
Tilman Büttner as Steadicam Operator. He was 40 (now 59) years old Camera
Doris J. Heinze as Co-Producer. He was 55 (now 73) years old Production
Oskar Roehler as Thanks. He was 45 (now 64) years old Crew
Bernd Eichinger as Producer. He was 55 (61) years old when He died Production
Bernd Eichinger as Screenplay. He was 55 (61) years old when He died Writing
An Dorthe Braker as Casting. Production
Traudl Junge as Author. She was 84 (81) years old when She died Writing
Jürgen Olczyk as Still Photographer. Camera
Oleg Korytin as Stunt Coordinator. Crew
Wolf-Dietrich Brücker as Co-Producer. He was 59 (now 77) years old Production
Andrew Mollo as Other. He was 64 (now 82) years old Costume & Make-Up
Bohdan Graczyk as Assistant Director. Directing
Carol Burandt von Kameke as First Assistant Camera. Camera
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Downfall (18 years)

April 1945, a nation awaits its... Downfall

  • Release day: Thursday, September 16, 2004
  • Runtime: 156 minutes
  • Budget: 18339750.00
  • Revenue: 92180910.00