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

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 »

Goofs

During the Beer Hall Putsch, Ernst Hanfstaengl is walking next to Adolf Hitler on the way to the War Ministry. In the next shot he is running away from the mob. How did he get to the back of the mob at the pace he was walking? See more »

Quotes

Adolf Hitler: [speaking about Hindenburg's death] Today, the old Reich and it's finest leader enter Valhalla. At the same time, we mark the beginning of a new era. A time of peace and prosperity awaits us. The thousand year Reich has began. Sieg Heil!
[Crowd repeats phrase]
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Etude in E, Op.10 No.3
(Tristesse/Sadness)
Written by Frédéric Chopin
(tune Ernst Hanfstaengl plays on piano at Christmas)
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Nobody would have followed *this* Hitler
8 June 2007 | by (Guinea-Bissau) – See all my reviews

Just imagine the real Hitler, who was a master of propaganda and speech, would have been such a mumbling moron as Carlyle portrayed him in this film.

Nobody would have followed him, not even a desperate, unemployed guy in the 1920s.

This is just a Hollywood cardboard piece of propaganda itself, disguised as "true history".

I pity everyone who actually believed anything from this show. Carlyle and the producers didn't get anything right with this.

Why was Hitler able to win so many people, a whole county for his ideas if we was such a sausage? Why did people follow him to death? By portraying him as such a loser they make their own film totally unbelievable. This film is a mixture of old WW2 propaganda and MTV urban myths about one of the most important persons of the last century. Imagine a film about Churchill where the director only shows him as a drunkard for 90 mins.

This film is a disgrace and I wonder how they could talk an actor like Carlyle into this dreck.


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