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 the fall of 1932, when the film depicts the first meeting between Helmut Hoffmann and Reinhard Heydrich, Heydrich was an SS-Standartenführer (Colonel) and had served in the SS for just over a year. Considered rather unimportant by SS leaders, Heydrich would not become well known in the SS until after moving to Berlin and taking over the Gestapo in April of 1934. See more
In 1944, the SS officer Becker appears as a Waffen-SS Colonel wearing the same uniform from the 1930s with no additional awards or decorations. As a front line officer in the Waffen-SS, it would be highly unusual for Becker to have earned no further awards during the Second World War and even stranger to not display even the basic campaign medals for which his service surely would have warranted. See more
[Upon meeting Reinhard Heydrich
Who's that bizarre character?
Wenn die Soldaten,
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