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Fatherland

Fatherland

Christopher Menaul (1994)

106min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Fans of Robert Harris's runaway bestseller were unanimous in denouncing this made-for-cable movie as a pale shadow of the page-turning original. But they would say that, wouldn't they? The audacious plot (which turns on the premise that Hitler is still in power 20 years after winning the war) remains as compelling as ever and its startling ingenuity atones for the occasional dip in tempo. Rutger Hauer and Miranda Richardson race against time to expose the Holocaust with admirable conviction, but it's Jean Marsh who steals the show with a disturbing cameo as a fanatical Nazi actress. It's not the book, but it's not bad, either.

Summary

Political thriller set in a fictional 1960s where Hitler has won the Second World War. An American journalist and an SS detective uncover information which could topple the Third Reich - just as President Kennedy is preparing to restore diplomatic relations with Germany. Starring Rutger Hauer, Miranda Richardson, Jean Marsh, Peter Vaughan and Michael Kitchen.

Cast & Crew

Xavier March Rutger Hauer
Charlie Maguire Miranda Richardson
Max Jaeger Michael Kitchen
Anna Von Hagen Jean Marsh
Nebe Peter Vaughan
General Globus John Shrapnel
Krebs Clive Russell
Luther John Woodvine
Klara Clare Higgins
Man in dark coat Pavel Andel
Director Christopher Menaul
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Contains violence, swearing and brief nudity. Available on: Available on video

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