Fatherland (1994)


fatherland“You’re a good promotion prospect, Xavi, leave this alone and you could go far. You can’t afford to make an enemy of Globus… or of me. ” – Artur Nebe

Number of Times Seen – 2 (cable in 1994 and 13 Nov 2014)

Brief Synopsis – In a parallel world where the Nazis won WWII, a detective investigates a few mysterious murders that point to something very devious happening on a very high governmental level.

My Take on it – I’m a big fan of ‘what if’ parallel worlds, but they have to still seem quite believable and possible for them to work for me.

This movie starts off great, but comes off weak when everything is finally explained. I don’t want to give away too much, but the fact that a secret so big can be kept by only a few select people.

I liked the way that 1960’s Germany (and the world itself) was portrayed overall, but as I stated earlier, the problem with this film is the fact that the plot doesn’t work well due to it’s lack of believability.

Bottom Line – Very interesting premise that unfortunately doesn’t come off as being very realistic. Very hard to believe that only a few select people knew the ‘supposed’ secret.  Clever portrayal of a world where Germany won the war tho.

Rating – BAFTA Worthy

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4 thoughts on “Fatherland (1994)

  1. I agree the film has an interesting premise, but the ending felt a bit forced, and as you stated, contained elements that were hard to believe. I remember liking the film, but I thought the book was better.

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