Countdown to War

Overview

Countdown to War is a unique docudrama featuring actual private papers and diaries of the major players of World War II. Actor Ian McKellen portrays Hitler using recreated dialogue taken from the man himself. Behind-the-scenes events that predated the war are presented. Authentic meetings and debates give a sense of realism to the program. Alex Norton stars as Stalin, Michael Aldridge as Neville Chamberlain, Peter Vaughan as Hermann Göring, and Barrie Rutter enacts Mussolini. As the war looms, the decision-makers...
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Overview

Countdown to War is a unique docudrama featuring actual private papers and diaries of the major players of World War II. Actor Ian McKellen portrays Hitler using recreated dialogue taken from the man himself. Behind-the-scenes events that predated the war are presented. Authentic meetings and debates give a sense of realism to the program. Alex Norton stars as Stalin, Michael Aldridge as Neville Chamberlain, Peter Vaughan as Hermann Göring, and Barrie Rutter enacts Mussolini. As the war looms, the decision-makers struggle to position themselves among the powerful. The result is a never-before-seen viewpoint that tells the real reasons behind the global confrontation. ~ Sarah Ing
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/22/2008
  • UPC: 625712520693
  • Original Release: 1989
  • Rating:

  • Source: Koch Vision
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:18:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 50,853

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ian McKellen Adolf Hitler
Michael Aldridge Neville Chamberlain
Alex Norton Joseph Stalin
Barrie Rutter Benito Mussolini
Technical Credits
Patrick Lau Director
Ronald Harwood Screenwriter
Norma Percy Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Countdown to War
2. Part 1 [22:08]
3. Part 2 [26:35]
4. Part 3 [26:08]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Countdown to War
   Play
   Chapters
   Previews
      Cold Blood
      Dead Gorgeous
      The Death of Adolf Hitler
      The Girls From Belarus
      The Place of the Dead
      Play All Previews
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