A clerk in 1942 Vienna who has a gift for mimicry, is arrested for doing a Hitler impression. The Gestapo decide to give him plastic surgery to look like Hitler so he can take his place in public, acting as a decoy for assassination attempts. Written by
In recently occupied Vienna, good-natured Ludwig Donath (Franz) jokes about a recent speech made by Hitler and before he knows it, the Gestapo come calling for him. He is taken from his family and that's it. He's in big trouble. However, his powers of mimicry spare his life as he is given an assignment to help the Nazi cause. His wife Gale Sondergaard (Anna) follows her heart as her hatred for the Nazis builds, especially when her children are taken from her. She decides on a plan.
It's a short film that moves at a good pace even if the story is a little crazy. Donath's impressions are all the same and he doesn't sound like Hitler. Sondergaard is good as always and I guessed what was going to happen at the beginning of the film. Still, it keeps you watching.
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