The slightly fictionalized story of an art forger, a journalist desperate for a big story, and the biggest press scandal in German history: the Hitler Diaries.

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Hermann Willié
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Fritz Knobel
Christiane Hörbiger ...
Freya von Hepp
Rolf Hoppe ...
Karl Lentz
Dagmar Manzel ...
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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
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Notary Cornelius
Hark Bohm ...
Catholic pastor
Willy Harlander ...
Bavarian customs officer
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Storyline

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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12 March 1992 (Germany)  »

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Schtonk!  »

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DEM 16,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The newspaper, which is replacing "Stern" magazine in this movie originally supposed to be called "Expressmagazin". However the real-life daily newspaper "Express" from the Cologne region sued the production company and won. Because the movie was already filmed some scenes were re-shot or digitally corrected, which makes it the first time in movies, where errors were corrected digitally. The new name for the magazine became "HHpress", spoofing the logo of "Stern", with the HH instead of the star (HH is the registration code for Hamburg, where the movie takes place and where "Stern" is sitting. See more »

Quotes

Obersturmbandführer: [putting on civilian clothes] ... and stop calling me "Herr Oberstumbannführer", idiot!
SS man: Yes, sir, Herr Obersturmbannführer!
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References Die große Liebe (1942) See more »

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Davon geht die Welt nicht unter
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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the title is bad, the film great
6 August 2002 | by (berlin) – See all my reviews

Whoever thought of that film title? It makes no sense. The film is one of the best of Director Dietl. Wounderful farce about the Hitler Diaries. George sometimes a bit over the top, but just marginal. Ochsenknecht is on top of his career. Too sad it doesn't translate well into english


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