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Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama | History  -  18 May 2003 (USA)
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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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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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The producers originally wanted Ewan McGregor to play Adolf Hitler. See more »

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An officer says, "There is an armed group heading toward the barracks." However, the sound and his lip movement is not in sync. See more »

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Dr. Joseph Goebbels: The opposition papers are implying things about your relationship with your niece.
Adolf Hitler: Trust these Jews to paint everyone as dirty as they are.
Dr. Joseph Goebbels: But it's not just them. People in the party are also beginning to object...
Adolf Hitler: [outraged] *She's my niece, for God's sake! We go to the opera together!*
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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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Excellent history and entertaining too
21 May 2003 | by (Northern California) – See all my reviews

For a series that covers four hours and is constrained to history, this was not only educational but gripping drama too. I disagree with the popular pronouncement that this is some attempt to humanize Hitler. Hitler doesn't need humanizing, he was human and all that is necessary to fear somebody like Hitler is to understand his personal history better. This movie goes a long way towards doing that.

An important point that the series makes is that Hitler was not all there was to Nazi Germany, there was the Nazi party too and the social, historical and cultural forces that brought it into being. All these things are nicely fitted in to the story.

The cast is excellent and the acting is not bad for television and especially good for the characters we see. The cinematography -- or videography -- is excellent and little was spared to create an authentic sense of place. Costumes especially were thoughtful and well crafted.

Nazi Germany is one of those periods of history that will always have some corner that will make a good movie or good television and I hope this will not be the last.


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