All actors – Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Corinna Harfouch, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Köhler, Heino Ferch, Christian Berkel, Matthias Habich, Thomas Kretschmann, Michael Mendl, André Hennicke, Ulrich Noethenshow all
“Downfall” Quotes 12 quotes
“The war is lost... But if you think that I'll leave Berlin for that, you are sadly mistaken. I'd prefer to put a bullet in my head.”
“In a war as such there are no civilians.”
“That was an order! Steiner's assault was an order! Who do you think you are to dare disobey an order I give? So this is what it has come to! The military has been lying to me. Everybody has been lying to me, even the SS! Our generals are just a bunch of contemptible, disloyal cowards.”
“When I meet Eisenhower, should I give the Nazi salute, or shake his hand?”
“Tomorrow millions of people will curse me, but fate has taken its course.”
“- Feldmarschall Wilhelm Keitel: Your report impressed the Führer. He has appointed you commander of Berlin's defenses.
- General Weidling: I'd rather be shot than have this honor.”
“I won't use my final hours as Reich Chancellor to sign a statement of surrender!”
“- Obergruppenführer Tellermann: A good soldier will always find something to eat.
- Prof. Dr. Ernst-Günter Schenck: Yes. And when the fighting starts, who will he take food from? Civilians! I won't allow it!”