- Directors: Oliver Hirschbiegel
- Producers: Bernd Eichinger
- Writers: Joachim Fest, Bernd Eichinger, Traudl Junge
- Genres: Biography, Drama, History, War
- Actors: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara
The film begins with a clip from the documentary Im toten Winkel, where the real-life Traudl Junge wonders why she decided to work for Hitler. The narrative then starts in 1942, in Rastenburg, East Prussia, where Traudl Humps and four other applicants vie for the position of secretary to Hitler. Upon hearing Traudl comes from Munich, Hitler takes an immediate liking to her and tests her dictation skills. Portrayed as a kindly employer who loves his dog, he overlooks Junge’s nervous errors and hires her.
The narrative moves to Hitler’s 56th birthday on April 20, 1945. Traudl, now Traudl Junge, resides in the FГјhrerbunker with Gerda Christian and Constanze Manziarly, another secretary and private cook, respectively. Generals Wilhelm Burgdorf and Karl Koller indicate the Soviets are only 12 kilometres from the city center. Hitler is now visibly aged, shaking, and in poor humor. At his birthday reception, Heinrich Himmler, his adjutant Hermann Fegelein, party leader Martin Bormann and Walther Hewel of the foreign ministry are present. Hitler resolves to stay in Berlin. By contrast, Fegelein wishes to leave. Hewel and Himmler urge Hitler to try a diplomatic solution, which Hitler rejects. Albert Speer and Eva Braun later arrive, and reject Fegelein’s advice to leave for Bavaria.
The film ends with Traudl and Peter escaping Berlin by bicycle. An epilogue details the final fates of many of the film’s historical characters. Another interview excerpt with the elderly Traudl Junge is shown. While the Nuremberg Trials made her aware of the horrors of the Holocaust, she had excused herself because of her youth, ignorance, and lack of personal guilty acts. After seeing the memorial to Sophie Scholl, who was of her own age and executed for resisting the Nazis, Junge realized that she could have acted differently.