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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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hitler | nazi | germany | austria | 1930s | See more »

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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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Hitler - Aufstieg des Bösen  »

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In March 2003 while shooting the scenes in Prague on Wenceslas Square, near the National Museum, the movie crew had to put some vehicles in the background to hide candles and flowers laid on a pavement in commemoration of Zdenek Adamec, who committed suicide by self-immolation as a political protest several days before the shooting had begun. Exactly in the same place, exactly in the same way and exactly with the same purpose Jan Palach put the end to his life 34 years earlier. See more »

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When Mrs. Hanfstaengl argues with the housemaid, a yellow position marker is visible on the floor. See more »

Quotes

President Paul von Hindenburg: [upon ceremony of Hitler's Chancellorship] Do you solemnly swear to carry out the obligations of the office of Chancellor without Party interests and for the good of the nation?
Adolf Hitler: I do.
President Paul von Hindenburg: And do you further swear to uphold the Constitution, support the President and respect the right of the Reichstag, so help you God?
Adolf Hitler: I do.
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Featured in Cinemania: I anodos kai i ptosi tou Nazismou (2008) See more »

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Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral
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27 July 2008 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Well first off I'd like to add that I myself is somewhat of a historian so what I look for in a film that is based upon historical events is that it is actually based upon historical facts. But this is however not the case here. Sure the movie is entertaining and all but the fact that it isn't entirely based upon true facts is more than annoying. Hitler wasn't anti-semitic in his youth, he even worked for Jews before world war one. It was however during world war one and after that he formed his views about the Jews. His upbringing in this movie is also inaccurate, Hitler as a child wasn't a disturbed little brat. He had a more or less normal upbringing. Nothing is mentioned about his lost brothers and other important pieces that adds to the puzzle that is Hitler.

Robert Carlyle is a great actor but he doesn't really fit in the role as Hitler. Hitler wasn't as impossible and unstable as he is portrait-ed here. Under his younger years he was a charismatic person whom "manipulated" people through his charms. His unstable behavior and rage outbursts started in the turning point of the war.

I'd like to see a film about Hitler's life that is based upon real historical facts and not accusations. I really hate when people point a blaming finger at for example Hitler and others and tell inaccurate stories just to paint a picture of them as pure evil. It is much better to actually tell the story EXACTLY as it was so that everyone can learn what it was like! The ones behind this movie should have made some research before making this. Because it seems as if they didn't even know what really happened. Hitler wasn't even shot in the revolutionary march in Munch, his shoulder was ripped out of its socket.

It gives you more to see a good documentary than seeing this.


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