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Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973)

Alec Guinness is Hitler trapped in his bunker while Berlin burns above him.

It’s a brave, incredibly detailed performance, but the film’s Italian writer/director Ennio De Concini conspires against him, going for the obvious (cuts to black-and-white documentary footage).

He also unwisely adds hindsight in Simon Ward’s Hauptmann Hoffman, who not only invades the bunker armed with battalions of postwar guilt but also plants political doubts in the mind of Eva Braun, played by German actress Doris Kunstmann.

Adolf Hitler
Alec Guinness
Hauptmann Hoffmann
Simon Ward
General Krebs
Adolfo Celi
Hanna Reitsch
Diane Cilento
Field Marshal Keitel
Gabriele Ferzetti
General Von Greim
Eric Porter
Eva Braun
Doris Kunstmann
General Burgdorf
Joss Ackland
Dr Stumpfegger
John Barron
Josef Goebbels
John Bennett
Frau Christian
Sheila Gish
Julian Glover
General Weidling
Michael Goodliffe
Martin Bormann
Mark Kingston
Angela Pleasence
Walter Wagner
Andrew Sachs
Professor Gebhardt
Timothy West
Kenneth Colley
Philip Locke

Ennio De Concini