Germany has basically lost the war; the Allies are en route to Germany, and Hitler has decided to make Paris scorched earth, killing millions and razing the city to rubble. There was no strategic reason to do this. He was just feeling especially spiteful that day and figuring, why leave the Allies with this jewel. That actually comes up in this film, “Diplomatie,” from 2014, based on a play. It’s basically a two-person movie about the conversation Swedish consulate Raoul Nordling (André Dussollier) has with Général von Choltitz (Niels Arestrup). This page has diplomacy 2014, watch online, diplomacy 2014 free download, full movie hd.
He tells Nordling that the Parisians gave the Nazis Paris “with their legs open – like whores. We can do what we want with it.” They go back and forth on this, and von Choltitz later admits that Hitler has gone off the rails. But there’s nothing he can do – his family will pay the price if he doesn’t do as he’s told. Filmxy has Diplomacy (2014) Online Full Movie, Diplomacy (2014) free download HD Bluray 720p 1080p with English subtitle. Stars: André Dussollier, Niels Arestrup, Burghart Klaußner.
This is an excellent film with superb acting by both men. The most chilling scene takes place in the beginning, when von Choltitz and soldiers go over the plan to destroy Paris. It’s absolutely shocking. They go through every landmark, every famous street, discussing how it will be taken down, how the city will be flooded when they break through the river barriers. It’s awful. I knew right away that Neils Arestup was not German – I could understand every word he said. When real Germans speak, I can’t. He does a masterful job, so aggressive and cold in the beginning, and then gradually weakening. André Dussollier, with his quiet performance, is excellent in his persuasiveness. Well, we all know what happened. Here in the U.S., I think sometimes World War II has been glamorized a bit as it was not fought on our soil. And for many of our fathers, it was their first time away from home and their normal lives and, in reminiscing, for an 18-year-old who maybe went over at the end of the war, it was an adventure and the beginning of lifelong friendships. Sadly the outcome was not the same for all. World War II was filthy, it wasn’t the propaganda movies trying to keep our spirits up. It was a horrible war that killed many people through bombing, extermination, and starvation. For much of Europe, the aftermath wasn’t that much better.