When Hitler watches Marlene Dietrich in a movie, he falls in love with her. He persuades her to come back to Germany to be with him, but upon her arrival she constantly insults and provokes... See full summary »
When Hitler watches Marlene Dietrich in a movie, he falls in love with her. He persuades her to come back to Germany to be with him, but upon her arrival she constantly insults and provokes him until he eventually , on her command, bites the carpet to bits. Written by
I'll have to agree with Mary Bogens, who reviewed this film: It's a masterpiece. Fassbinder (who produced and starred in the film) and Michael Ballhaus (the Director of Photography of great films such as Coppola's Dracula and Scorcese's LAST TEMPTATION )F Christ) have assisted Lommel in making a movie classic, that really needs some serious distribution now and DVDs so anyone who's interested in true magic on the screen will be able to view it. Shot entirely on location in Germany in 1976, six years before the untimely death of Rainer Werner Fassbinder and one year before Ulli Lommel went to America to work with Andy Warhol, this great motion picture team rose to the occasion and came up with an unbelievable inspired film, a film noir about Hitler's obsession with bringing Marlene Dietrich back to Nazi Germany (a plot that fails dismally and hilariously funny. Kurt Raab in the lead role of Adolf Hitler is awesome and in a class by himself.
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