A poster for Back to the Future (1985) can be seen on the wall In Fabian's room when he is first reviewing the footage of the boys playing soccer. This echoes how Hitler has arrived in what is, from his perspective, the future. Sawatzki's clothing is also similar to the one of Marty McFly in the Back to the Future movies. See more »
When Hitler sees a Turkish newspaper, he says: "The Ottoman Empire managed to turn the war. I wouldn't have expected such a feat from the Turks!"
However, the Ottoman Empire had already collapsed after losing WWI, being replaced by the Republic of Turkey in 1923, who did not even take part in WWII. Hitler is known to have been well aware of this fact, and some scholars even claim that Nazis were highly inspired by Ataturk, leader of the Turkish Revolution that led to the Republic of Turkey.
Reference: "Ataturk in the Nazi Imagination" by Stefan Ihrig, Harvard Press. See more »
You have to learn from the past. Something like that should never be repeated.
It won't be repeated. This time we're going to do this right.
See more »
During the first closing credits news reports about racism in Europe are showed. See more »
'Er ist wieder da' is the original title of this absolute gem of a film from Germany and it is a comedy of sorts. The plot is that Adolf materialises in 2014 straight from 1945 and is totally befuddled as to what has happened to the rubble, the enemy aircraft and why the youth don't seem to recognise him or even worse they don't know how to do the Nazi salute.
We have the parallel story of Fabian Sawatzki who is a freelance film maker in need of a break and he sees 'Der Fuhrer' as a handy meal ticket back into TV. So begins the odyssey and to say this is inspired is a massive understatement.
This is a comedy and it is the most I have laughed in ages. The idea of juxtaposing Hitler's views as comedy material is genius. Now there is a big however here and that is his views are still pretty offensive even in this context.
The actor playing him is Oliver Masucci and he is an absolute show stealer. Some of this has been adlibbed on actual German streets and other situations and some of the reactions of the public are remarkable for all the right and wrong reasons. This is though an incredibly refreshing and novel film that I am so glad I got to see I saw it on Netflix and this justifies my monthly subscription for the next six months this will not be for everyone but if you are open to a new twist on bad things then you will hopefully enjoy this as much as I did.
15 of 21 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this