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

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | War  -  17 February 1985 (USA)
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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 ... 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)
Robert Urquhart ...
Albrecht Hoffman
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Prof. Ludwig Rosenberg
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Gerda Hoffman
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John Normington ...
Derek Newark ...
Theodor Eicke
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Gen. Josef Biegler, SA
Colin Jeavons ...
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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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Hitler SS: El retrato del mal  »

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Trivia

David Warner reprised his role of SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich, whom he previously portrayed in Holocaust (1978). See more »

Goofs

When Becker (Helmutt Hoffman's friend) begins wearing a Waffen-SS grey uniform, he has the collar insignia of a Hauptsturmführer (Captain) while at the same time wears the shoulder boards of an Obersturmbannführer (Lieutenant Colonel). See more »

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Karl Hoffmann: Just think if we were asked to observe a minute of silence for all the people we've slaughtered and all the people our friends in the SS have slaughtered. Why, we'd be spending the rest of our lives in total silence!
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Wenn die Soldaten,
sung on train to the Night of the Long Knives
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Excellent, under rated, must see WWII movie.
29 November 2004 | by (Mansfield, CT USA) – See all my reviews

This film follows two German brothers through the history of Nazi Germany from 1931 to 1945. The film seemed pretty much to be historically accurate although there are a few points, which are arguable. What is different about this war movie is that you watch the rise to power of the Third Reich, the war, and the interaction of ordinary people from the perspective of two German brothers who take different paths in life. It's a very interesting and thought provoking movie that keeps your attention throughout. My only problem with this movie is that it touches on so many issues I wish the movie could have been longer so they could have gone into them more in depth. This movie is more about the lives and relationships of people and does not show as many fighting and battle scenes as most war movies would. If you like a lot of military action, this may not be for you although the movie does have some of this. Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil is an excellent movie, under rated and for those interested in the history of World War II, is a must see movie.


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