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 Albert Speer (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Adolf Hitler (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Gretel Speer (3 episodes, 2005)
Susanne Schäfer ...
 Annemarie Kempf (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Rudolf Hess (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Rudi Wolters (3 episodes, 2005)
Peter Rühring ...
 Karl Doenitz (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Erich Raeder (3 episodes, 2005)
Joachim Bißmeier ...
 Hans Flächsner (3 episodes, 2005)
Markus Boysen ...
 Baldur von Schirach (3 episodes, 2005)
Götz Burger ...
 Walter Funk (3 episodes, 2005)
Hannes Hellmann ...
 Hermann Göring (3 episodes, 2005)
Elert Bode ...
 Konstantin Freiherr von Neurath (3 episodes, 2005)
August Zirner ...
 Dr. Gilbert (2 episodes, 2005)
Florian Martens ...
 Heinrich Himmler (2 episodes, 2005)
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Gottfried Breitfuss ...
 Martin Bormann (2 episodes, 2005)
Andreas Conrad ...
 Hans Frank (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Robert Jackson (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Judge Francis Biddle (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Josef Goebbels (2 episodes, 2005)
Robert Valentin Hofmann
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Andreas Kallauch
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Klaus-Dieter Koenig
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Oliver Stern ...
 Fritz Sauckel (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Young Hilde (2 episodes, 2005)
Michael Wittmann
(2 episodes, 2005)
Murad Yazigarov
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A reassessment of the role Albert Speer played in the Third Reich. Speer, who was ultimately convicted at the Nuremburg trials and served a 20-year prison sentence, was known for designing many of the Third Reich's buildings and for being Hitler's minister for war production. Written by Anonymous

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Heinrich Breloer: He appears as the man showing Albert Speer the son the trees planted at Spandau by his father during imprisonment. (approx. 3hrs 23mins) See more »

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Referenced in Speer und er: Nachspiel - Die Täuschung (2005) See more »

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Excellent miniseries
3 February 2012 | by (Buenos Aires, Argentina) – See all my reviews

Fascinating German miniseries about Nazi architect Albert Speer and his strange relationship with Adolf Hitler. Speer is played by Sebastian Koch (who starred in The Lives of Others and The Black Book, and has also played Claus Von Stauffenberg in a German TV movie) while Hitler is played by Tobias Moretti. Most of the material is taken from Speer's two autobiographies, "Inside the Third Reich" and the "Spandau diaries".

The series includes some documentary parts, including news footage from the era and contemporary interviews with, among others, filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl (just before her death), and Speer's children, Hilde, Arnold and Albert Jr. (the last, also an architect, and who until this film was reluctant to discuss his father publicly, is surprisingly dismissive about his father's abilities as an architect). Among the many supporting characters, one has to name Andre Hennicke (who played SS General Mohnke in Downfall) as Rudolf Hess.

This compares very favorably with the American miniseries "Inside the Third Reich" made in 1982 and dealing with the same material (in that series, Speer was played by the Dutch actor Ruger Hauer while Hitler was played by Derek Jacobi). The series only flaw (unfortunately not a minor one) is Moretti's very weak performance as Hitler (this aside from the fact that he looks very little like the Fuhrer).


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