A German stage actor finds unexpected success and mixed blessings in the popularity of his performance in a Faustian play as the Nazis take power in pre-WWII Germany. As his associates and friends flee or are ground under by the Nazi terror, the popularity of his character supercedes his own existence until he finds that his best performance is keeping up appearances for his Nazi patrons. Written by
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Did You Know?
Never once is the name "Hitler" mentioned or Hitler's image shown throughout the film. Similarly: actor Rolf Hoppe's character, although obviously portraying Hermann Göring, is never referred to by name, only his title "marshall". Göring was reichsmarschall (Reich's Marshall), a title especially made for him as he was Hitler's next in command during the Third Reich. Nor is the traditional raised arm nazi salute ever done in the movie. See more
As Hoefgen leaves the Deux Magots café in Paris after meeting with his first wife, decals for contemporary credit cards - Visa, among them - can be seen on the window of the door. See more
Am I not the most dreadful villain you have seen?
Featured in Zomergasten: Episode #5.1
Ich wollte, meine Liebe ergösse sich
Composed by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Lyrics by Heinrich Heine
(as Heine) See more