The story of Helmut and Karl Hoffmann. Both come of age at the start of Hitler's power in Germany. Helmut joins the SS and eventually becomes a successful flag rank officer. Karl joins the SA and experiences the darker side of Nazism after the SA is disbanded and Karl is thrown into prison and later conscripted into the German army. Brother is pitted against brother until their relationship, and the Third Reich, stands in ruins
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Brother is pitted against brother under the shadow of the Third Reich.
17 February 1985 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Hitler SS: El retrato del mal
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Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?
In early 1933, Helmut Hoffman is shown in Munich waiting for a train to Berlin, in order to take up his new job under Reinhard Heydrich and the SS. Heydrich, however, did not have an office in Berlin until April of 1934, after the SS had gained control of the Gestapo, and in 1933 he was still working out of the Nazi Party headquarters in Munich. See more
[Upon meeting Reinhard Heydrich
Who's that bizarre character?
In the version of the film shown on the History Channel's "Movies in Time" series, about 30-45 minutes of dialogue is cut from various scenes and conversations. This was necessary to have the running time under three and a half hours to allow for the Movies in Time commentary and interviews at the beginning and end of the feature. See more
Wenn die Soldaten,
sung on train to the Night of the Long Knives See more