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Schtonk! (1992)

 -  Comedy  -  12 March 1992 (Germany)
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Fritz is a falsifier drawing a picture of Eva Braun, the girlfriend of Adolf Hitler. He meets Hermann and tells him about some Nazi- material he knows about. Herrmann, working for a great ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Götz George ...
Hermann Willié
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Fritz Knobel
Christiane Hörbiger ...
Freya von Hepp
Rolf Hoppe ...
Karl Lentz
Dagmar Manzel ...
Biggi
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Martha
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Dr. Wieland
Martin Benrath ...
Uwe Esser
Hermann Lause ...
Kurt Glück
Karl Schönböck ...
Professor Strasser
Rosemarie Fendel ...
Mrs. Lentz
Georg Marischka ...
Von Klantz
Thomas Holtzmann ...
Notary Cornelius
Hark Bohm ...
Catholic pastor
Willy Harlander ...
Bavarian customs officer
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Fritz is a falsifier drawing a picture of Eva Braun, the girlfriend of Adolf Hitler. He meets Hermann and tells him about some Nazi- material he knows about. Herrmann, working for a great German magazine, pays for everything he can get, and so Fritz starts to write "Hitlers private daybook". The story covers a real event that happend in Germany in the middle of the eighties. Written by Wolfgang Klimt <wolfii@leo.org>

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Der Film zum Buch vom Führer

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Mario Adorf wanted to play in this movie, preferably the role of Hermann Willié, which went to Götz George, or the role of Fritz Knobel, which went to Uwe Ochsenknecht. Adorf later admitted that he had been offended for a few years, that Helmut Dietl didn't cast him in any role. See more »

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Ich weiss es wird einmal ein Wunder geschehen
Written by Michael Jary and Bruno Balz
Performed by Zarah Leander
Chorus and additional orchestration Michael Jary
Courtesy of Ufaton-Verlagsgesellschaft and BMG Ariola, Munich
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A very German satire
8 February 1999 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

I saw this film when I was in Germany in '92. Naturally, I didn't get a lot of the jokes, but to judge from the way the audience was laughing, it really struck a chord with them. However, there were many parts of the movie which even for me were very funny, indeed. I suspect that the less familiar American viewers are with German culture and recent history, the less they will appreciate this movie (which has hardly made a ripple here, not surprisingly).


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