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 <email@example.com>
Brother is pitted against brother under the shadow of the Third Reich.
17 February 1985 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Hitler SS: El retrato del mal
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Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?
Hitler's portrait on the Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil
(1985) cover/poster is taken from a March 1933 Reichstag election poster, the last one in which Germans had a choice. The poster shows President Paul von Hindenburg
and Chancellor Adolf Hitler
. The caption states "The Reich will never be destroyed if you are united and loyal: National Socialism." See more
At the very end of the film, Helmutt meets his brother Karl in a Berlin bar. Karl says, "Bring my friend the Hauptsturmführer a large schnapps!" At this point in the movie, Helmutt holds the SS rank of Oberführer, not Hauptsturmführer. See more
[1939, in a bar full of Nazi's and German soldiers
We hoped you enjoyed our entertainment ladies and gentlemen, that's all we have for you tonight... oh... one thing I almost forgot, someone asked me a request. Would I sing the Polish national anthem... anyone know it? You know it? Well, no matter. It'll be obsolete by Christmas anyway, like the Jews.
Wenn die Soldaten,
sung on train to the Night of the Long Knives See more