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The Making of 'Downfall'

Downfall, directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, is among this year's Oscar nominees for Best Foreign Film. It details the last days of Adolf Hitler, as played by the actor Bruno Ganz.

Ganz and Hirschbiegel offer their thoughts on the film in a wide-ranging interview with Scott Simon.

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.