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John Pielmeier (written by) and
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18 May 2003 (USA) 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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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. Full summary »
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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 18 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Peter Stormare ... Ernst Röhm (2 episodes, 2003)

Friedrich von Thun ... General Erich Ludendorff (2 episodes, 2003)

Peter O'Toole ... President Paul von Hindenburg (2 episodes, 2003)

Zoe Telford ... Eva Braun (2 episodes, 2003)
Terence Harvey ... Gustav von Kahr (2 episodes, 2003)

Justin Salinger ... Dr. Joseph Goebbels (2 episodes, 2003)

Chris Larkin ... Hermann Göring (2 episodes, 2003)

James Babson ... Rudolf Hess (2 episodes, 2003)

Patricia Netzer ... Sophie Gerlich (2 episodes, 2003)

Harvey Friedman ... Friedrich Hollaender (2 episodes, 2003)

Nicole Marischka ... Blandine Ebinger (2 episodes, 2003)
Julie-Ann Hassett ... Angela Raubal (2 episodes, 2003)

Thomas Brodie-Sangster ... Adolf Hitler (10 yrs) (2 episodes, 2003)
Simon Sullivan ... Adolf Hitler (17 yrs) (2 episodes, 2003)

Robert Glenister ... Anton Drexler (2 episodes, 2003)

Ian Hogg ... Alois Hitler (2 episodes, 2003)
Filip Hess ... 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)
Hana Frejková ... Frieda (2 episodes, 2003)
Wolfgang Müller ... Gregor Strasser (2 episodes, 2003)
Christopher Ettridge ... General Kurt von Schleicher (2 episodes, 2003)

Robert Carlyle ... Adolf Hitler (2 episodes, 2003)

Stockard Channing ... Klara Hitler (2 episodes, 2003)

Jena Malone ... Geli Raubal (2 episodes, 2003)

Julianna Margulies ... Helene Hanfstaengl (2 episodes, 2003)

Matthew Modine ... Fritz Gerlich (2 episodes, 2003)

Liev Schreiber ... Ernst Hanfstaengl (2 episodes, 2003)
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Series Directed by
Christian Duguay (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Writing credits
G. Ross Parker (2 episodes, 2003)
John Pielmeier (2 episodes, 2003)

Series Produced by
Christian Duguay .... co-executive producer (2 episodes, 2003)
Ed Gernon .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2003)
Diana Kerew .... co-executive producer (2 episodes, 2003)
Ian McDougall .... supervising producer (2 episodes, 2003)
John Pielmeier .... co-producer (2 episodes, 2003)
John Ryan .... producer (2 episodes, 2003)
Peter Sussman .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2003)
Philip von Alvensleben .... supervising producer (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Original Music by
Normand Corbeil (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Cinematography by
Pierre Gill (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Film Editing by
Sylvain Lebel (2 episodes, 2003)
Henk Van Eeghen (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Casting by
Deirdre Bowen (2 episodes, 2003)
Anja Dihrberg (2 episodes, 2003)
Susan Glicksman (2 episodes, 2003)
Sue Jones (2 episodes, 2003)
Alex Wald (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Production Design by
Marek Dobrowolski (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Art Direction by
Albrecht Konrad (2 episodes, 2003)
Martin Martinec (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Milan Babik (2 episodes, 2003)
Karel Vanásek (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Costume Design by
Maria Schicker (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Makeup Department
Jan Archibald .... key hair stylist (2 episodes, 2003)
Libuse Barlova .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 2003)
Linda Eisenhamerova .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 2003)
Sandra Feijoo .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 2003)
Tahira Herold .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 2003)
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth (2 episodes, 2003)
Gabriela Rezacova .... makeup interpreter (2 episodes, 2003)
Benjamin Robin .... hair designer (2 episodes, 2003)
Ivo Strangmüller .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Production Management
Simon Borecki .... unit manager (2 episodes, 2003)
Steve D'Onofrio .... post-production supervisor (2 episodes, 2003)
Martina Rejzkova .... assistant unit manager (2 episodes, 2003)
Gerhard Rupp .... production manager: Austria (2 episodes, 2003)
Ales Tybl .... production manager (2 episodes, 2003)
Paul Vella .... executive in charge of production (2 episodes, 2003)
Gordon Yang .... production supervisor (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Martin Barta .... third assistant director (2 episodes, 2003)
Petr Hartl .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2003)
Petr Kaderabek .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2003)
Bethan Mowat .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2003)
Martin Pavlacky .... second assistant director: second unit (2 episodes, 2003)
Tomas Pavlacky .... first assistant director: second unit (2 episodes, 2003)
Anne Sirois .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2003)
Gordon Yang .... second unit director (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Art Department
Ales Cepelka .... assistant art director (2 episodes, 2003)
Milan Janostik .... property master (2 episodes, 2003)
Radan Kapinos .... on-set proops: second unit (2 episodes, 2003)
Francis Politzer .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2003)
Manu Poupard .... property master (2 episodes, 2003)
Veronika Skarlandtova .... art department coordinator (2 episodes, 2003)
David Vondrasek .... assistant art director (2 episodes, 2003)
Miroslav Zdenek .... draughtsman (2 episodes, 2003)

Axel Eichhorst .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Marina Adam .... foley artist (2 episodes, 2003)
Rob Bertola .... sound editor (2 episodes, 2003)
Tom Bjelic .... supervising sound effects editor (2 episodes, 2003)
Tomas Cervenka .... boom operator (2 episodes, 2003)
Colin Cooper .... adr recordist (2 episodes, 2003)
Tony Currie .... dialogue editor (2 episodes, 2003)
Chris Czopnik .... assistant sound editor (2 episodes, 2003)
Allan Fung .... adr editor (2 episodes, 2003)
Garrett Kerr .... dialogue editor (2 episodes, 2003)
Jirí Kríz .... sound mixer: second unit (2 episodes, 2003)
Martin Lee .... sound re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 2003)
Sylvain Lefebvre .... sound mixer (2 episodes, 2003)
Kirk Lynds .... foley recordist (2 episodes, 2003)
Steven Moore .... sound re-recording assistant (2 episodes, 2003)
John Palmieri .... assistant sound editor (2 episodes, 2003)
Donna Powell .... foley artist (2 episodes, 2003)
Ian Rankin .... sound re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 2003)
James Robb .... assistant sound editor (2 episodes, 2003)
Paul Shikata .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 2003)
John Douglas Smith .... supervising sound editor (2 episodes, 2003)
Reinhard Stergar .... sound recordist (2 episodes, 2003)
David Yonson .... adr recordist (2 episodes, 2003)

Eric Apps .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Dale Sheldrake .... adr editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Dominik Janda .... special effects crew (2 episodes, 2003)
Martin Kulhánek .... special effects coordinator (2 episodes, 2003)
Pavel Policar .... special effects technician (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Ales Dlabac .... visual effects (2 episodes, 2003)
Miro Gal .... visual effects (2 episodes, 2003)
Vít Komrzý .... visual effects producer (2 episodes, 2003)
Robert Loudil .... animator (2 episodes, 2003)
Peter Nemec .... flame artist (2 episodes, 2003)
Jiri Stamfest .... matte artist: digital painter (2 episodes, 2003)
Jan Vseticek .... visual effects coordinator (2 episodes, 2003)
David Vána .... visual effects supervisor (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Stunts
Jiri First .... stunts (2 episodes, 2003)
Michal Grün .... stunts (2 episodes, 2003)
Jan Holicek .... stunts (2 episodes, 2003)
Jiri Horky .... stunts (2 episodes, 2003)
Jindrich Klaus .... stunts (2 episodes, 2003)
Pavel Kratky .... stunts (2 episodes, 2003)
Jiri Kraus .... stunts (2 episodes, 2003)
Miroslav Lhotka .... stunts (2 episodes, 2003)
Dimo Lipitkovsky .... stunts (2 episodes, 2003)
David Listvan .... stunts (2 episodes, 2003)
David Motl .... stunts (2 episodes, 2003)
Jiri Simberský .... stunts (2 episodes, 2003)
Leo Stransky .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 2003)
Tomás Tobola .... stunts (2 episodes, 2003)
Rudolf Vrba .... stunts (2 episodes, 2003)

Jan Petrina .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Alexander Bscheidl .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (2 episodes, 2003)
Jan Carda .... focus puller (2 episodes, 2003)
Petr Dvorak .... grip (2 episodes, 2003)
Martin Granilla .... gaffer (2 episodes, 2003)
Petr Granilla .... key grip (2 episodes, 2003)
Martin Grosup .... director of photography: second unit (2 episodes, 2003)
René Guillard .... gaffer (2 episodes, 2003)
Bohumil Havlicek .... best boy (2 episodes, 2003)
Michael Hersalek .... best boy grip (2 episodes, 2003)
Mark Hoffmann .... first assistant camera (2 episodes, 2003)
Patrick Lima .... dolly grip (2 episodes, 2003)
Martin Lippert .... crane grip (2 episodes, 2003)
Slavek Mikovec .... gaffer (2 episodes, 2003)
Petr Zavrel .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 2003)

Zdenek Pozar .... rigging electrician (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Nancy Bishop .... casting: Czech Republic (2 episodes, 2003)
Anja Dihrberg .... casting: Berlin (2 episodes, 2003)
Inessa Freylekhman .... casting assistant (2 episodes, 2003)
Minna Pyyhkala .... casting associate: Prague (2 episodes, 2003)
Christopher Richards .... casting assistant (2 episodes, 2003)
Olga Záhorbenská .... casting assistant: Prague (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anette Czagany .... assistant costume designer (2 episodes, 2003)
Liba Malerova .... costumer (2 episodes, 2003)
Petr Pluhar .... costumer (2 episodes, 2003)
Ladislav Procházka .... costumer (2 episodes, 2003)
Carola Raum .... costume supervisor (2 episodes, 2003)
Patricie Soptenková .... costumer (2 episodes, 2003)
Claudia Vaseková .... translator: costume department (2 episodes, 2003)
Jaroslava Vesela .... costume supervisor (2 episodes, 2003)
Jindriska Vorlova .... wardrobe coordinator (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Editorial Department
Christopher Berg .... telecine assistant (2 episodes, 2003)
Andrea Folprecht .... additional editor (2 episodes, 2003)
Attila Kovacs .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2003)
Jeff Krebs .... on-line editor (2 episodes, 2003)
Mark Kueper .... tape-to-tape colorist (2 episodes, 2003)
Jennifer Macleod .... post-production coordinator (2 episodes, 2003)
Stephen R. Myers .... additional editor (2 episodes, 2003)
Andrea Pugner .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2003)
Steve Sahagun .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Location Management
Walter Ludwig .... assistant location manager: Austria (2 episodes, 2003)
Jirí Vojtik .... location manager (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Music Department
Christopher Dedrick .... composer: additional music (2 episodes, 2003)
Yuri Gorbachow .... music editor (2 episodes, 2003)
David Greene .... executive music consultant (2 episodes, 2003)
Roger Hewett .... orchestrator (2 episodes, 2003)
Erin Hunt .... music coordination: S.L. Feldman & Associates (2 episodes, 2003)
Adam Klemens .... conductor (2 episodes, 2003)
Sylvain Lefebvre .... score mixer: score recordist (2 episodes, 2003)
Michael Perlmutter .... music supervisor: S.L. Feldman & Associates (2 episodes, 2003)
Craig Pettigrew .... music editor (2 episodes, 2003)
Petr Pycha .... orchestra contractor (2 episodes, 2003)
John Timperley .... music recordist (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Transportation Department
Leona Kosova .... transportation coordinator (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Other crew
Cynthia Amsden .... unit publicist (2 episodes, 2003)
Julie Andaloro .... publicist (2 episodes, 2003)
Marie-Elaine Bailly .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2003)
Christopher Berg .... technical coordinator (2 episodes, 2003)
Claire Berrie .... assistant: Robert Carlyle (2 episodes, 2003)
Tim Blundell .... assistant: Christian Duguay (2 episodes, 2003)
Jan Bílek .... production executive (2 episodes, 2003)
Jill Carter .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2003)
Jane Douglas .... first assistant accountant (2 episodes, 2003)
Hugo Felfel .... assistant: John Ryan (2 episodes, 2003)
Pharaba Hacker-Witt .... assistant to executive producer (2 episodes, 2003)
Ales Hudsky .... assistant: Ed Gernon (2 episodes, 2003)
Lubomir Janci .... body double: James Babson (2 episodes, 2003)
Maryse Lesage .... assistant production coordinator (2 episodes, 2003)
Desmond Paes .... first assistant accountant (2 episodes, 2003)
Irene Phelps .... production controller (2 episodes, 2003)
Katerina Popelova .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2003)
Rene Ridinger .... publicity executive (2 episodes, 2003)
Josef Stanek .... animal wrangler (2 episodes, 2003)
Patrick Vagner .... head accountant: Czech (2 episodes, 2003)
Gioia von Thun .... assistant to director (2 episodes, 2003)
Zdenek Vrubel .... cashier (2 episodes, 2003)
Ned Vukovic .... dialect coach (2 episodes, 2003)
Lori Wyant .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2003)
Dale Wyatt .... dialogue coach (2 episodes, 2003)
Kaja Zloch .... first assistant accountant (2 episodes, 2003)
 

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Australia:179 min (video version) | France:130 min | USA:240 min (including commercials) | Spain:177 min (DVD edition)
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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:
Factual errors: Adolf Hitler would never have spit like he did in the movie during speeches at the Muenchen Bierstubl. Despite his atrocities, Hitler was known to have excellent manners and would never have talked and spit up food, as he does during the interview with Fritz Gelich.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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112 out of 131 people found the following review useful.
Easy-to-swallow warning for mass-behavior, 1 August 2004
Author: slash83_mus from Amersfoort, the Netherlands

Being a fanatical semi-professional historian on WW2, and utterly fascinated by Hitler's third Reich and all it's military power, I could hardly wait for "Hitler; the rise of evil" to come out after having seen the theatrical trailer.

Heavens, I never felt so completely confused about a movie after pushing the 'stop' button on my DVD-player's remote. I simply couldn't decide whether I liked it or not.

First of all, the performances set by Carlyle and companions are quite good. A little over-acted every now and then, especially Carlyle who obviously tries his up-most to copy the "Führer" and his body-language. He acts as if he is in a theatre, and seems to forget the fact that camera's register way more details/facial expressions. Compare a real recording of a Hitler-speech with one of Carlyle's speech-scene's and you'll see what I mean.

Then comes the Historical accuracy. Not quite bad, but I kept noticing small things which obviously were incorrect. Uniforms, weapons, bread-prices, skinny-Röhm, fat Hess... not really impressive job I might say.

but one of the most compelling things about the whole film (or series, I 've seen it as a film) is the fact that it is very obvious the director desperately wants to show the world Hitler was a sick-minded, over-emotional and completely mentally unstable person. Well, I can assure you this: He absolutely had his periods of mental disturbances and ignoring the truth, especially toward the war's end. But this... I have read many, many eye-witness reports from people who lived in his presence, like Albert Speer. They all agreed on some things, namely the facts Adolf Hitler was very often a think full, correct, funny, honorable man. Hitler was the mastermind behind the Nazi's criminal and appalling Holocaust. Hitler was a criminal. A kind of person that can never be allowed to rise to power again. This is obviously the reason why the director choose to show him the way he did. However, Hitler was dangerous not because he was a monster, he was dangerous because he was so intelligent, so well-spoken. Because he was worshipped by so many, because he knew what to say to 'his' people. That was the real danger, and that's exactly what we must teach. Think of it this way: The most successful murderers and big criminals are usually the smart, well-spoken and socially established men. You wouldn't know he is a monster until you see what he has done.

I wish the director/writer added a bit more humanity to his character. But obviously they chose to show the audience Hitler changed from a normal person into a monster. Talking about stereotypes and negligence of the truth.

Overall I still found it an enjoyable movie which does achieve one of it's main goals: portraying us, the crowd, as willing sheep, especially in times of need. Ye be warned.

Rating: 6.5/10

** Note: One very imposing scene: Hitler speaks out loud his ideas in the court-yard, with Hess recording it. After awhile you get to see a different day every now and then, and every time more and more inmates cheer him from behind their bars overlooking the yard.

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