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Hitler, a Career (1977)

Hitler - Eine Karriere (original title)
This meticuously assembled fim dissects the Third Reich with a keen analytical blade, charting Hitler's improbable rise, his mastery of imagery and crowd psychology, and his consummate skill in exploiting the weakness in others.

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(as Joachim C. Fest),

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(as Joachim C. Fest)
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Gert Westphal ...
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Stephen Murray ...
Narrator of English version (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Artur Axmann ...
Himself (archive footage)
General Bergeret ...
Himself (archive footage)
Ernest Bevin ...
Himself (archive footage)
Karl Brandt ...
Himself (archive footage) (as Dr. Karl Brandt)
Eva Braun ...
Herself (archive footage)
Arno Breker ...
Himself (archive footage)
Neville Chamberlain ...
Himself (archive footage)
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Himself (archive footage)
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Himself (archive footage)
Galeazzo Ciano ...
Himself (archive footage)
Édouard Daladier ...
Himself (archive footage)
Alfred Delp ...
Himself (archive footage)
Sepp Dietrich ...
Himself (archive footage)
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This meticuously assembled fim dissects the Third Reich with a keen analytical blade, charting Hitler's improbable rise, his mastery of imagery and crowd psychology, and his consummate skill in exploiting the weakness in others.

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8 July 1977 (West Germany)  »

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References Blutendes Deutschland (1933) See more »

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Thorough
8 January 2009 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

We watched this in History class, to follow up on having read about both World Wars. This deals with Hitler and his rise to power, WWII and a lot of the situations surrounding them. It's got a lot of detail, and an utterly immense amount of footage from back then, almost exclusively in black and white. There may have been some stills, but I don't believe there are any talking heads, interviews, in this. The material and narration are all. The editing is magnificent, and the quality of picture and sound are impressive(keeping in mind that what we see is decades old, and that this was put together long before the digital age, computers and smooth PC- or Mac-based systems for post-production that anyone with the capital required can acquire, that we take for granted today). This is a well-produced documentary that doesn't attempt to judge or pass blame, it presents and analyzes, goes into the facts with a certain depth, yet it doesn't point fingers. I recommend this to anyone who is interested in knowing more info regarding the subject. 8/10


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