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On January 20, 1942, with the tide of war turning in favor of the Allies, a small group of SS officers, government ministers, and Nazi officials met near Berlin to decide the fate of Europe's Jews. Based on the only surviving record of that meeting, Conspiracy is a powerful combination of historical reconstruction and speculation that attempts to offer new insights into a pivotal moment in history.
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.See all Product Description
An eerie insight into how years of propaganda and hatred can dehumanize not just the victims of the genocide but the perpetrators as well.Published 2 months ago by B. Kempin
I got this from Amazon when it first became available. I have watched it three times since then. That's a record for me.
You really really really want to see this movie. Read more
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 6 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 8 months ago by Joan M Passmore
Very well done - chilling in how normal the process appears and how callous the people are.Published 10 months ago by dan hennessy