Sunday, June 22, 2008


Author: D.W. Dillon
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada


Directed by Michael Cimino
Written by Julian Fellowes & Michael Cimino
Music by Hans Zimmer

Principal Cast:

Thomas Kretschmann - Erwin Rommel (Field Marshal)
Emily Watson - Mrs. Rommel
Harvey Keitel - Hans Spiedel (Chief Of Staff)
Hanns Zischler - Capt. Hellmuth Lang
Armin Mueller-Stahl - Admiral Friedrich Ruge
Michael Gambon - Adolph Hitler (Furher)
Mathieu Amalric - Martin Borrman (Asst. to Furher)
Thomas Bo Larsen - Dr. Joseph Goebbels (Chancellor of Germany)
Steve Coogan - Nazi Deputy Rudolph Hess
Daniel Craig - Hermann Goring (Field Marshal)
Edward Norton - Heinrich Himmler (SS)

"Sweat saves blood, blood saves lives, and brains saves both"

WWII is at it's zenith, while American troops set to invade Normandy, the great German Field Marshal, Erwin Rommel argues over strategic military fronts with his superiors and finds himself in a losing battle. A major crackdown is conducted on the attempt on Hitler's life. The one name that keeps popping up is his most decorated soldier. Rommel, being very outspoken about his digust for the Furher's humanity and decisions in the battle field, he must defend himself and ultimately choose his own destiny. While many remained loyal to Hitler, Rommel's loyalties lied within himself and his country. For this he remains the only member of the Third Reich to have a museum dedicated to his life, and to his career as the "The Desert Fox".

What the Press Would Say:

One of the most ambitious films to date. A monstrous comeback for Michael Cimino (The Deer Hunter) who undertakes another controversial and politically charged drama. Cimino pulls absolutely no punches and actually pulls off his answer to Patton (1970). Thomas Kretschmann's sternness and compassion as Rommel compels you from his first scene to his last. Not to be out done is a very bold performance by Michael Gambon as Hitler, and Edward Norton lends his scene stealing chops to the table as the loyal despicable head of the SS. Hans Zimmer's thrilling score accompanied by Michael Ballhaus' film work keeps you on the edge of your seat, watching a great man surrounded by a pack of wolves. While the Academy could practically pick and choose at random of the many brilliant performances, look for Cimino to take home a couple of statues once again.

Best Picture
Best Director - Michael Cimino
Best Actor - Thomas Kretschmann
Best Supporting Actor - Edward Norton
Best Supporting Actor - Michael Gambon
Best Supporting Actress - Emily Watson
Best Original Screenplay - Juilian Fellowes & Michael Cimino
Best Score - Hans Zimmer
Best Cinematography - Michael Ballhaus
Best Editing
Best Art Direction
Best Sound
Best Sound Editing

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