Synopsis: In January 1942, as the United States enters World War II, a conference assembles near Berlin. SS Gen. Heydrich and his associate, Lt. Eichmann call the meeting to discuss the "evacuation" of Germany's Jews and other undesirables, a code word for their extermination in concentration camps. To begin this Final Solution, they must change the mind of a small group of men opposed to the idea, led by Chancellor Kritzinger
Director(s): Frank Pierson
Production: HBO Films
  Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 wins & 21 nominations.
96 min

Adolph Hitler invaded Poland

in September, 1939...

... starting WWII.

By the winter of 1942,

his armies were freezing and starving...

... in the snows of Russia, where his

best general had died of a heart attack...

... and America had entered the war.

For the first time,

Hitler's dream of a German empire...

... to last 1,000 years was in doubt.

While he hired and fired generals

and the winter grew colder...

... 15 of his officials were ordered

from their commands and ministries...

... to meet in a quiet lakeside residence

in Wannsee, in Berlin...

... far from the crisis at the front.

In two hours,

these men changed the world forever.

Only one record of what was said

and done here survives...

... from the wreckage of what was

the Thousand-Year Reich.

- How many rolls?

- Enough for four hours, sir.

Too many.

Two hours worth should be sufficient.

Do we have enough? How many fell?

I am sure we have a sizable inventory, sir.

You are sure, or you know?

I know, sir.

Itemize the cost. He pays.

Make it a separate report to me.

And keep him where I don't see him.


It is a fine day.

Yes, sir.

All right, then. Let's look smart.

Heil Hitler.

No silence in Latvia. No silence like this.

You're surprised it's better in Berlin?

Heil Hitler.

- We've met, Colonel.

- Indeed, we have.

- I'm State Secretary Bhler.

- Indeed, you are.

- Col. Schngarth.

- Sir.

Maj. Lange.

If there's anything any of you need,

don't hesitate to call an orderly or me.

My appreciation to the man

who picked this spot.

That would be Gen. Heydrich.

Beautiful house, from a more elegant time.

Are they any messages from Cracow,

my office?

No, sir.

Where do we go?

The Major has come a long way,

the man deserves a drink.

This way. You'll find the wines, and we're

not limited to the wines, first-rate.

That way.

Yes, the court will dry your throat.



Put this book away.

It's not built for this purpose,

not for meetings.

These floors are not for boots.

- It was a private home?

- Private home, yes.


We believe it was owned by a Jew.

There's some dispute.

In the SS, we travel deluxe.

- Always.

- Well, we've earned it, surely.

Not everyone agrees.

- Heil Hitler!

- It's running like a damn truck.

They say they replaced the belts and plugs,

but it sounds like a cement mixer.

Can someone here check?

I can't hear myself think in there!

Can someone here check?

I can't hear myself think in there!

The East is well represented.

And we're here first.

Meet Maj. Lange, a very tired man.

No, please,

I am enjoying these surroundings.

- Where can I find Col. Eichmann?

- Follow me, sir.


Excuse the interruption.


My memorandum of recommendations.

I have here another copy,

in the circumstance Gen. Heydrich...

...would like to be refreshed of its contents

for the sake of maintaining harmony...

...between the Gestapo

and the Foreign Office.

- That was my thought.

- Yes.

Are there any changes

to the list of the invited...


- So even Dr. Kritzinger will be here?

- Yes.

Yes, he will not be happy.

Here we are. And how are you?

Very well, thank you.

I'll make sure that the General sees this.

- When will he arrive?

- He should be on the ground any moment.

May I take your coat, sir? Your hat?

Neumann, Director,

Office of the Four-Year Plan, sir.

Yes. How are you, Neumann?

Always surprised and flattered,

Dr. Stuckart, that you recognize me.

I'm always thanking you for saying so.

Neumann, Director,

Office of the Four-Year Plan.

Dr. Stuckart.

- Heil Hitler. Welcome, sir.

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Loring Mandel

Loring Mandel (born May 5, 1928, in Chicago, Illinois) is an American playwright and screenwriter whose notable works include the TV movie Conspiracy. He has written for radio, television, film and the stage. more…

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