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A Chilling Masterpiece,
This review is from: Conspiracy [DVD] (DVD)
having actually been to the house in which the Wannsee Conference occurred (now a museum), I took a keen interest in this production when it was first aired. I hoped that the subject matter would be dealt with sensitively yet honestly - I was not disapoited. Having been based upon the actual transcripts of the conference itself, this production graphically displays the casual manner in which the high figures of Nazi Germany dealt with finding a 'solution' to the 'Jewish Question' - which resulted in the deaths of millions of innocent Jews.
The Acting was superb, with arguably the best performance being that of Kenneth Brannagh. The direcion is subtle, yet inspiring, with attention played to small details of the characters and the movements which display their beleifs and in a few cases unease at thieir task. The sets are an exact replica of the room itself - again allowing the viewer to feel as if they are themselves present at this most despicable of moments in history. All in all a thoruoughly rewarding production, which although focussing upon a deeply disturbing topic, still allows the viewer to see plainly, the higly organised, yet demonic system of Nazi leadership