"Budd as with a few people on this and seemingly most of the critics you have also missed the point. One of the refreshing aspects is that the Film never asks for the sympathy vote, never directs you as to how you feel about it. I am staggered how many people think this is some sort of sympathy film for the SS. Just nonsense! It was very reassuring to see the interviews of various people on the DVD, including Daltry, and see what they were trying to achieve and achieve it they did perfectly. Look at this film as just a nazi insight is totally missing the point.
Quite what the comparison of Fiennes' parts were I do not know. Yes they are clearly similar but they are totally different works. He was probably bored with teh similarity too. Perhaps you could let us know any differences in Hugh Grant's parts."