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Schtonk (1992)

The slightly fictionalized story of an art forger, a journalist desperate for a big story, and the biggest press scandal in German history: the Hitler Diaries.

Director:

Helmut Dietl

Writers:

Helmut Dietl (screenplay), Ulrich Limmer (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Götz George ... Hermann Willié
Uwe Ochsenknecht ... Fritz Knobel
Christiane Hörbiger ... Freya von Hepp
Rolf Hoppe ... Karl Lentz
Dagmar Manzel Dagmar Manzel ... Biggi
Veronica Ferres ... Martha
Ulrich Mühe ... Dr. Wieland
Martin Benrath ... Uwe Esser
Hermann Lause Hermann Lause ... Kurt Glück
Karl Schönböck ... Professor Strasser
Rosemarie Fendel Rosemarie Fendel ... Mrs. Lentz
Georg Marischka Georg Marischka ... Von Klantz
Thomas Holtzmann ... Notary Cornelius
Hark Bohm Hark Bohm ... Catholic pastor
Willy Harlander Willy Harlander ... Bavarian customs officer
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Storyline

Fritz is a falsifier drawing a picture of Eva Braun, the girlfriend of Adolf Hitler. He meets Hermann and tells him about some Nazi- material he knows about. Herrmann, working for a great German magazine, pays for everything he can get, and so Fritz starts to write "Hitlers private daybook". The story covers a real event that happend in Germany in the middle of the eighties. Written by Wolfgang Klimt <wolfii@leo.org>

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Taglines:

Der Film zum Buch vom Führer

Genres:

Comedy

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Details

Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

12 March 1992 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Schtonk! See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

DEM 16,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Black and White (opening sequence)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Based upon a true story. See more »

Goofs

When Freya von Hepp hands Hermann Willié Göring's bathrobe and offers him to try it on, Willié's answer doesn't match his almost motionless lips. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Wieland: [looking inside one of Hitler's diaries] I see, this must be old german.
Kummer: Yes, this is how the Führer wrote.
Dr. Wieland: Incredibly well survived, this nice german writing. Too bad, too bad I can't read it.
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Connections

References The Great Dictator (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Das gibt's nur einmal
(from the movie "Der Kongress tanzt")
Performed by Lilian Harvey
Additional orchestration by Werner R. Heymann
Courtesy of Ufaton-Verlagsgesellschaft and BMG Ariola, Munich
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"der Führer´s hund?"
31 August 1999 | by I.KSee all my reviews

Dietl´s movie is based on real events, in 1983 a forger called Konrad Kujau made millions of dollars by writing the bogus diaries of Adolf Hitler. Although the movie has a poor start it developes into a

pretty good comedy, The most amusing parts are the wordgames, and the performances of Uwe Oschenknecht as the slick antique salesman/forger and Götz Georg as equally

slick journalist.

I real life the Stern magazine which bought the diaries had a proper lesson when they received a letter written (in Hitler´s handwriting!) by an anonymous German humorist:

"I hereby confirm that my diaries are real"

Signed: A.Hitler


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