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Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil (1985)

The story of Helmut and Karl Hoffmann. Both come of age at the start of Hitler's power in Germany. Helmut joins the SS and eventually becomes a successful flag rank officer. Karl joins the ... See full summary »

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Karl Hoffmann
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Helmut Hoffmann
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Mitzi Templer (nightclub singer)
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Becker (SS assistant to Dietrich)
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Stratford Johns ...
Uncle Walter (bartender)
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Albrecht Hoffman
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Prof. Ludwig Rosenberg
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Gerda Hoffman
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Theodor Eicke
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The story of Helmut and Karl Hoffmann. Both come of age at the start of Hitler's power in Germany. Helmut joins the SS and eventually becomes a successful flag rank officer. Karl joins the SA and experiences the darker side of Nazism after the SA is disbanded and Karl is thrown into prison and later conscripted into the German army. Brother is pitted against brother until their relationship, and the Third Reich, stands in ruins Written by Anthony Hughes <husnock31@hotmail.com>

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Brother is pitted against brother under the shadow of the Third Reich.

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17 February 1985 (USA)  »

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Hitler SS: El retrato del mal  »

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In the fall of 1932, when the film depicts the first meeting between Helmut Hoffmann and Reinhard Heydrich, Heydrich was an SS-Standartenführer (Colonel) and had served in the SS for just over a year. Considered rather unimportant by SS leaders, Heydrich would not become well known in the SS until after moving to Berlin and taking over the Gestapo in April of 1934. See more »

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In early 1933, Helmut Hoffman is shown in Munich waiting for a train to Berlin, in order to take up his new job under Reinhard Heydrich and the SS. Heydrich, however, did not have an office in Berlin until April of 1934, after the SS had gained control of the Gestapo, and in 1933 he was still working out of the Nazi Party headquarters in Munich. See more »

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Helmutt Hoffmann: [Upon meeting Reinhard Heydrich] Who's that bizarre character?
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Wenn die Soldaten,
sung on train to the Night of the Long Knives
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for remember
14 November 2014 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

at first sigh + a sketch about Nazi history . at the second - an inspired remember about birth and fall of a regime, about the touch of politics against family, about ideal and truth. it is not a movie for history fans and it is not the Schindler List. it could be an introduction to a large theme but, in same measure, slice of good acting. because it present in different manner the spirit of a period. and that fact is a good job. it introduce the viewer in the heart of evil not very convincing in many scenes but useful. and that fact is real important for understand a machine of power. Bill Naghy seems be a kind of clone of Peter O'Toole in the Night of Generals and this fact is an interesting detail. John Shea use a special experience who gives to role a nice game of nuances. Jose Ferrer is himself. and , without be a great movie, it is an useful remember.


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