A unique slant, profiling the life of Adolf Hitler as a child and his rise through the ranks of the National German Workers' Party prior to World War II.
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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »
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 Ernst Röhm (2 episodes, 2003)
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 General Erich Ludendorff (2 episodes, 2003)
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 President Paul von Hindenburg (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Eva Braun (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Gustav von Kahr (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Dr. Joseph Goebbels (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Hermann Göring (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Rudolf Hess (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Sophie Gerlich (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Friedrich Hollaender (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Blandine Ebinger (2 episodes, 2003)
Julie-Ann Hassett ...
 Angela Raubal (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Adolf Hitler (10 yrs) (2 episodes, 2003)
Simon Sullivan ...
 Adolf Hitler (17 yrs) (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Anton Drexler (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Alois Hitler (2 episodes, 2003)
Filip Hes ...
 Egon Hanfstaengl (2 episodes, 2003)
Brendan Hughes ...
 Lieutenant Guffman (2 episodes, 2003)
Howard Lotker ...
 Hans (soldier) (2 episodes, 2003)
Robert Russell ...
 Franz von Papen (2 episodes, 2003)
David Fisher ...
 Georg Bell (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Frieda (2 episodes, 2003)
Wolfgang Müller ...
 Gregor Strasser (2 episodes, 2003)
Christopher Ettridge ...
 General Kurt von Schleicher (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Adolf Hitler (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Klara Hitler (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Geli Raubal (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Helene Hanfstaengl (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Fritz Gerlich (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Ernst Hanfstaengl (2 episodes, 2003)
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The movie describes the life of Adolf Hitler from childhood to manhood, and how he became so powerful. It describes his poor childhood in Austria, it describes the first world war from his point of view, and how he became the strongest man in Germany. The movie show us how Hitler turned from a poor soldier into the leader of the Nazis, and how he survived the attempts to kill him. It describes his relationship with his mistress Eva Braun, and his decisions and enemies inside Germany and inside the Nazi party. Written by rsilberman

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"The only thing necessary for evil to flourish is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke


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18 May 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hitler - Aufstieg des Bösen  »

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Trivia

The producers originally wanted Ewan McGregor to play Adolf Hitler. See more »

Goofs

There is an assortment of minor factual errors (wrong medals or medal ribbons displayed on uniforms, anachronistic architectural features, etc). See more »

Quotes

Georg Bell: Hitler's just called an emergency meeting at the Reichstag. He wants our approval for something he calls the "Enabling Act", which will turn this country into an entire police state, with him as absolute ruler.
Fritz Gerlich: My God. No matter what he does, he just gets stronger!
Sepp: I'll bet the Nazis set the fire themselves.
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Connections

Featured in Cinemania: I anodos kai i ptosi tou Nazismou (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral
(uncredited)
Written by Richard Wagner (as Wagner)
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An inaccurate movie but good acting.
14 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was OK up with this film up until the point where Geli comes in and then it all went down from there. In order to demonify Hitler they made it seem like he was a controlling bastard and Geli was scared of him and thought him crazy. Anyone who has done any studying on this subject should know that Geli was completely in love with him and even staged a suicide attempt to get him to notice her more. When he met Eva she couldn't take it anymore, the fact that he wasn't with her all the time and really killed herself out of despair and depression. Not because he was treating her cruelly and being a monster. This really makes me laugh that someone would go and change history so blatantly so it can fit their own concept of an evil maniacal Hitler.

In no way am I supporting Hitler or what he did but a historian is supposed to portray history in an objective and impartial manner. Something that seems hard for filmmakers with their own agenda to do.

I thought Robert Carlyle was very good in his role as were the other actors/actresses.


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