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The cast does a marvelous job of fleshing out the documentary evidence to create convincing characters. Kenneth Branagh is especially chilling as SS Chief of Security Reinhard Heydrich, who uses a combination of charm and ruthless power-mongering to gain support for his plans. Colin Firth is fascinating as Wilhelm Stuckart, a lawyer who sees the brutal tactics of the SS as a threat to his own intellectualized anti-Semitism, and Stanley Tucci gives a wonderfully understated performance as Adolf Eichmann.
Conspiracy is a carefully crafted, completely unsensational film that offers ample proof of the banality of evil. There are no histrionics and no comic-book Nazi villains, just a small group of politicians and war-weary soldiers arguing about the meaning of words and the logistics of extermination, calmly preparing to unleash an unimaginable horror on the world. --Simon Leake --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I got this from Amazon when it first became available. I have watched it three times since then. That's a record for me.
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I can't say I love it because of the content but it is a good story. One wonders how these real people turned out to decide this genocide and in such a short time. Read morePublished 3 months ago by M. Harding
I was not aware of this part of history. I enjoyed it very much. I am anxious to let my father watch it as he is a WWII veteran. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Joan M Passmore
Very well done - chilling in how normal the process appears and how callous the people are.Published 6 months ago by dan hennessy
It was one of the most chilling movies I have ever seen. The acting was superb and would recommend it for that. alone. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Billie Cameron