Rutger Hauer, Miranda Richardson, Peter Vaughan, British science fiction

Fatherland (1994, United Kingdom)

1994United Kingdom

Categories: alternate historytotalitarian state1990s sci-fi

Fatherland  1994 scifi film

Running time: 105 minutes

Language: English

In alternative version of history April 1964, the month that Adolf Hitler’s 75th birthday is going to be celebrated, American journalist Charlie Maguire arrives to Nazi Germany. She was born there and now returns to see how everything has changed since Germans have won the World War 2 - they built the totalitarian state across the Eastern Europe and Russia. The day Charlie arrives is also special for SS Major Xavier March, who begins the investigation in murder case - body of Josef Buehler, a retired Nazi Party official, who managed the Jewish resettlement in the east during the war, is found floating in a lake. The only witness, young cadet, swears that he saw high rank Gestapo officer leaving the scene just before the body was discovered. March begins the investigation that will lead him and Charlie to discovery that will change their perception of the world around them.

Film based on the Robert Harris novel presents the alternative history of World War 2 and what happened after Hitler actually won and as usual the winners are writing the history, so the two main characters are trying to reveal the secret that lead Nazis to killing their own officials to keep it secret. Interesting look at the world politics plus the story behind it is actually true (Wannsee Conference).

Our rating

6.8 / 10

Overall rating

7 / 10

Reality complexity

3 / 5


4 / 5

Story complexity

3 / 5

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Creators of Fatherland

Christopher Menaul films


Robert Harris films


Stanley Weiser films


Ron Hutchinson films


Cast of Fatherland

Rutger Hauer films
as SS-Sturmbannführer Xavier March

Miranda Richardson films
as Charlie Maguire

Peter Vaughan films
as Nebe

Michael Kitchen films
as Jaeger

Jean Marsh films
as Anna Von Hagen

John Woodvine films
as Luther

John Shrapnel films
as General Globus

Clive Russell films
as Krebs

Clare Higgins films
as Klara

Rupert Penry-Jones films
as Jost

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