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Hitler, ein Film aus Deutschland (1977)

Director Hans-Jurgen Syberberg examines the rise and fall of the Third Reich in this brooding seven-hour masterpiece, which incorporates puppetry, rear-screen projection, and a Wagnerian ... See full summary »
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Cast overview:
Heinz Schubert ... Zirkusdirektor / Heinrich Himmler / Himmler-Puppenspieler / Adolf Hitler
Peter Kern Peter Kern ... Mörder aus 'M' / Göring-Puppenspieler / Alter Ellerkamp / SS-Mann / Fremdenverkehrsdirektor
Hellmut Lange ... Hitlers Kammerdiener / Goebbels-Puppenspieler / SS-Mann
Rainer von Artenfels Rainer von Artenfels ... Jahrmarkt-Ausrufer / Hitler-Puppenspieler / Junger Goebbels / Schüler des Kosmologen / SS-Mann
Martin Sperr Martin Sperr ... Himmlers Masseur / Fitzliputzli / Bürgermeister
Peter Moland Peter Moland ... Astrologe / Speer-Puppenspieler / SS-Mann
Johannes Buzalski ... Hitler als Anstreicher / Eva Braun-Puppenspieler / Mann der Gesellschaft 1923
Alfred Edel Alfred Edel ... Stimmen der Leute / Mann der Geschichte 1923
Amelie Syberberg Amelie Syberberg ... Das kleine Mädchen
Harry Baer ... Himself / Junger Ellerkamp
Peter Lühr Peter Lühr ... Wissenschaftler / Kosmologe
André Heller ... Narrator / Himself
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Director Hans-Jurgen Syberberg examines the rise and fall of the Third Reich in this brooding seven-hour masterpiece, which incorporates puppetry, rear-screen projection, and a Wagnerian score into a singular epic vision. Syberberg, who grew up under Nazi tyranny, ruminates on good and evil and the rest of humanity's complicity in the horrors of the holocaust. Written by dfwforeignbuff

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Release Date:

7 June 1978 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Hitler - Um Filme da Alemanha See more »

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DEM 1,000,000 (estimated)
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Mono

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Black and White (archive footage)| Color

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1.37 : 1
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A classic film that tests the audience's mind and endurance
7 September 2002 | by mdripsSee all my reviews

I saw this film when in premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival in 1977. Even 25 years later I can recall the stunning imagery and complexity of this landmark film.

To understand Hitler, to understand Germany, to understand the culture of the German people and their subsequent spiral into the vortex of World War II, this film is a must see.

It's unfortunate that it is not available on DVD (or VHS).

At a running time of over seven hours, the film festival people offered two intermissions during the showing. If you ever get to see this film be prepared for a test of your physical as well as your mental endurance.


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