The Nightmare Years  [DVD]
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Based on his own worldwid best-sellin classic "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich", "The Nightmare Years" tells the incredible true story of William Shirer, an American journalist who, during his days in 1930's Germany, confronts the growing oppression of the Nazi regime, the increasing censorship of the press and then tries to warn the world of the escalating prospect of World War. In a country where reality is replaced by falsehoods, courage and conviction are put to the test and Shirer risks his life in the cloak-and-dagger world of intrigue and terror. During the last days of peace his struggles ger personal as he strives to help his German wife and child escape to the safety of America. Starring Emmy award winning and BAFTA, Golden Globe & Academy Award nominee, Sam Waterson as William L. Shirer.
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The courage, integrity and determination of newspaper correspondent Bill Shirer and his Austrian wife, Tess, as they faced the growing antisemitism and tyranny of the Nazi regime in 1930s Germany, are an inspiration for us lesser mortals.
Shirer faced increasing hostility from the Nazi propaganda machine as he strove to produce truthful reports for his American newpaper, and was eventually dismissed for refusing to compromise by a US media community in denial. Yet miraculously an opening for his message appeared in the new field of live radio, through which Shirer was able to reach an even greater audience than before.
He and Tess hid a Jewish family in their flat and managed to get them safely out of Berlin. They themselves finally had to flee Germany separately, Shirer eventually joining his wife in Portugal. Shirer escaped only seconds ahead of a Gestapo raid on his rented flat. He smuggled out his war memoirs in a trunk which he sent ahead via Gestapo headquarters!
You'll be on the edge of your seat throughout at the audacity and tenacity of this man, and will be challenged by his amazing courage. The insights it gives into a society descending into madness are spellbinding, and his books and war diaries are regarded as a foremost source document for the Third Reich.
It really is better than most fictional thrillers. Watch it; buy it; lend it to your friends!
I found the film to be a little too perfect, too relaxed and could have embodied more of the stress and hardship of the period. It runs for 374 minutes and I struggled to see it through to the end, I did, but I was yawning.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Awesome film, I really enjoyed it. Quick delivery and the item was in perfect condition.Published 22 months ago by V. streymoy
What can you say for DVDs you order them because you like the film. That is all I am willing to sayPublished on 3 Mar. 2014 by Stanley Parry
very good film, good to watch most interesting. what more can I say.quick delivery excellent service cant wait to watch anotherPublished on 17 Jan. 2014 by nanny
I RECEIVED THE DVD (THE NIGHTMARE YEARS) IN VERY GOOD ORDER.I VIEWED THE FILM AND IT WAS VERY GOOD AND I COULD RECOMMEND IT. THANKS A LOT.Published on 2 Nov. 2013 by Not D
Actually not very good. The whole thing is quite monotone and boring. If you have time to waste it could perhaps serve its purpose but I would not have spent money on it again.Published on 14 Mar. 2012 by Rune