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)
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 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 Hess ...
 Egon Hanfstaengl (2 episodes, 2003)
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 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)
Hana Frejková ...
 Frieda (2 episodes, 2003)
Wolfgang Müller ...
 Gregor Strasser (2 episodes, 2003)
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 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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All Nazi-themed costumes and props (flags, medallions, pins, tie-tacks) were destroyed after filming wrapped, to prevent any items linked with Nazism from finding their way into the hands of neo-Nazis. See more »

Goofs

German officers never wore campaign or decoration ribbons on their tunics in the style of the Brtitish and American military. See more »

Quotes

Adolf Hitler: Pride is a weapon!
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Connections

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

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Horst Wessel Song
Words by Horst Wessel
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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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