|1.||Des Führers Sekretärin||2:32|
|2.||Prof. Schenk hält die Stellung||1:22|
|3.||General Weilding macht Meldung||0:56|
|4.||Im Hof der Reichskanzlei||2:52|
|5.||Eva Brauns letzer Brief||3:33|
|7.||Peter im Nebel||1:10|
|8.||Albert Speers Abschied||2:00|
|9.||Davon geht die Welt nicht unter||2:31|
|10.||Evas Blick in den Spiegel||0:45|
|11.||Kein schöner Land (trad.)||1:11|
|12.||Gute Nacht, Kinder||2:43|
|14.||Der Krieg ist aus||3:04|
|16.||Verloren im Stillstand||2:29|
|18.||Hoffnung am Ende der Welt||3:20|
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Music composed by Stephan Zacharias
There is nothing in recent history that comes close to the cataclysmic events of the spring of 1945. What millions experienced and suffered was much more than the ineluctable horrors of defeat. Historically, the fall of Berlin can only be compared with that of Carthage. It was much more than what was merely perceptible: the dead, the mountains of rubble, the trail of destruction across the entire continent. It was perhaps an entire world. Just as with all true downfalls, much more is lost than what can be seen by the naked eye.
- Joachim Fest Berlin, April 1945. A nation awaits its downfall. Fighting rages in the streets of the capital. Hitler and his closest confidantes have barricaded themselves in the Fuehrer’s Bunker. Among them Traudl Junge, Hitler’s private secretary. While the situation outside escalates, Hitler experiences the downfall of the Third Reich behind thick bunker walls. Although Berlin can no longer be held, the Fuehrer refuses to leave the city. While the full force of the war crashes down over his folk, he stages his final departure. Only hours before their joint suicide, he marries Eva Braun, then their corpses are burned so that they do not fall into the hands of the enemy. Many of his faithful also choose suicide. As the situation becomes ever more hopeless, Magda Goebbels poisons her six children before she and her husband take their own lives. Shortly thereafter Traudl Junge and several others manage to escape at the last minute.
Zacharia`s sombre music provides a weighty and dramatic backdrop to the desperation and the fury experienced in the last 12 days before the downfall in Berlin. The pensive music accentuates the fanaticism of a turbulent time in world history characterized by mayhem and bloodshed.
Stephan Zacharias' quiet score is supportive rather than descriptive, his serene, chordal music bringing an extra chill to the final murders and suicides.- www.yahoo.com