News for Aug. 02, 2005

DVD Tuesday: Kretschmann's 'Downfall'

8/02/05, 1:06 pm EST - Xoanon

New to DVD this week is Thomas Kretschmann's 'Downfall'. A 2005 Academy Award nominee for best foreign language film, this German historical drama stars Bruno Ganz (Wings of Desire) as Hitler, whose psychic meltdown is depicted in sobering detail, suggesting a fallen, pathetic dictator on the verge on insanity, resorting to suicide (along with Eva Braun and Joseph and Magda Goebbels) as his Nazi empire burns amidst chaos in mid-1945. [More]