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Debra Johnson

Any suggestions for Nazi movies?

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Recently I watched "The Man I Married" and am now watching "The Mortal Storm" with Robert Young and James Stewart.  I find it interesting to see the Nazi movement through the eyes of Nazi supporters.  Does anyone have any suggestions for movies similar to these on this topic.  I don't want to see actual "war" movies, just movies that shows how families acted during these times.

I saw "Gentleman's Agreement" many years ago and enjoyed it as well.

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You might also like 1942's NAZI AGENT, Debra.

The great Conrad Veidt plays dual roles in it...twin brothers, with one of them very similar to his Major Strasser role in CASABLANCA , and the other being strongly against everything the Third Reich stood for.

(...it's a pretty good film, all in all)

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Downfall is a beautiful German film that explores the experiences of the war from Hitler's point of view. It weirdly humanizes him in a compelling way. The acting is incredible. If you want something that stretches your thoughts, check this one out.

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Other super ones are:

HANGMEN ALSO DIE!

the COURAGEOUS HEART OF HANNAH SENDLER (tv-special)

 

Actually, the Nazis made the very best version of: TITANIC [1943] (out on dvd!)

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Great one I just watched---ALONE IN BERLIN.

a German couple (Emma Thompson, Brendan Gleeson) wage a private war against Nazi Germany by leaving notes telling the "truth" randomly in Berlin.

A true story, based on the book EVERY MAN DIES ALONE, by Fallada.

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Check out the Dutch film The Assault. Here's what IMDB says: A Dutch doctor, haunted by grueling childhood memories of World War II, struggles to find peace as he spends his life looking for answers about the tragic night that shaped him.

The film won a Best Foreign Film Oscar. It's not really about Nazi supporters, just people trying to survive in Nazi-occupied Holland, but you might find it interesting.

Schindler's List gave me new insight into the psychological consequences of ghettoization and the progressive dehumanization of the Jews, but it's a heavy trip. I'm glad I've seen it. I don't know if I could handle it a second time.

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