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      Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary

      PG Released Jan 24, 2003 1h 30m Documentary List
      86% Tomatometer 84 Reviews 72% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings This documentary offers an extended conversation with Traudl Junge, who worked as Adolf Hitler's personal secretary from 1942 until the end of World War II. In the film, she is interviewed by Austrian artist André Heller, who persuaded Junge to finally talk publicly about her experiences after over 50 years of silence. Junge, 81 at the time of the interview, discusses her relationship with Hitler, his personality, and the dictation of his final words. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      The testimony of Junge is more than enough to make this bare-bones documentary fascinating.

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      John Leonard New York Magazine/Vulture [Traudl Junge] complicates our understanding, instead of insulting it. Jan 25, 2018 Full Review Neil Norman London Evening Standard After a silence of nearly 60 years, Junge describes with great clarity the circumstances of her employment and the daily business of Hitler's reign, up to and including the last days in the bunker. Jan 15, 2018 Full Review Empire Magazine Rated: 4/5 Dec 30, 2006 Full Review David Keyes Cinemaphile.org All 87 minutes of the film consists of interviews, with no inclination to stage it beyond the words acting as reveals of insightful new information. Jan 31, 2015 Full Review Kelly Vance East Bay Express A deceptively slender documentary that opens up enormous questions about guilt, forgiveness, and moral responsibility. It will stay with you. May 5, 2010 Full Review Tony Medley tonymedley.com Rated: 9/10 Oct 7, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Fredrik Another attempt by American jews ✡️ to smear and lie about history 🐍 Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review mary m This is a great documentary. Super spare and clean. There is nothing between us and Ms. Junge - no music, no historical footage, no distraction. I found the footage when she is watching her own interviews, and reacting to herself telling her stories, most fascinating. The life long struggle she had between her youthful naivety and adult realizations are there to be seen. It's all in her face and voice, her restless fingers. It was incredibly brave of her to expose herself and make this documentary. I hope her soul is at peace. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review spencer p With the run time almost entirely comprising a single interview, this powerful first-person account of working with Hitler requires a load of patience in order to pay off (and pretty consistently fast subtitle reading). Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member incredible doc just riveting Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Or The One Where Hitler's Secretary... Wait, Does The Cast List On Flixster Include James Franco... That Has To Be A Mistake, Right? For a film with absolutely nothing else except for text, subtitles, and an interview, Blind Spot is quite engaging. It's probably due to the fascinating subject material, and the ability of Traudl Junge to tell her story. Throughout the film you get the sense that Junge is struggling to tell her story in a way that doesn't victimize her, but also doesn't villify her. But she need not worry, because directors Andre Heller and Othmar Schmiderer do a fantastic job of revealing the facts of the story in a fashion that characterizes Junge as a woman who got in over her head. It's a strange thing to watch a movie where Hitler isn't simply treated as a demon. In fact, Junge almost seemed to hold a form of admiration for him. Obviously she saw him as a monster, but at the same time, she knew the man as well. And at some point in her life, I think she enjoyed the friendship of this man. Thankfully, Junge's story is fascinating enough to keep us interested in what is otherwise a rather dull film. I appreciate the idea of a minimalist approach here, but I think some visuals added to the interview might have helped. Sure, there didn't need to be a lot of context to set it up, but something might have helped. I often found myself slipping in and out of focus, but overall Junge's story will pull you back in even when the filmmakers can't. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Interesting idea but I would have enjoyed archival footage along with her interview. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis This documentary offers an extended conversation with Traudl Junge, who worked as Adolf Hitler's personal secretary from 1942 until the end of World War II. In the film, she is interviewed by Austrian artist André Heller, who persuaded Junge to finally talk publicly about her experiences after over 50 years of silence. Junge, 81 at the time of the interview, discusses her relationship with Hitler, his personality, and the dictation of his final words.
      Director
      André Heller, Othmar Schmiderer
      Producer
      Danny Krausz, Kurt Stocker
      Distributor
      Sony Pictures Classics
      Production Co
      Dor Film Produktionsgesellschaft
      Rating
      PG (Thematic Material)
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      German
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 24, 2003, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 27, 2015
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $376.9K
      Runtime
      1h 30m
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