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Hitler: A career (1977)

Hitler - Eine Karriere (original title)
This meticulously assembled film dissects the Third Reich with an analytical blade, charting Hitler's improbable rise, his mastery of crowd psychology and his consummate skill in exploiting others' weaknesses.

Directors:

Joachim Fest (as Joachim C. Fest), Christian Herrendoerfer

Writer:

Joachim Fest (as Joachim C. Fest)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gert Westphal Gert Westphal ... Narrator (voice)
Stephen Murray ... Narrator of English version (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Artur Axmann Artur Axmann ... Himself (archive footage)
General Bergeret General Bergeret ... Himself (archive footage)
Ernest Bevin ... Himself (archive footage)
Karl Brandt Karl Brandt ... Himself (archive footage) (as Dr. Karl Brandt)
Eva Braun ... Herself (archive footage)
Arno Breker Arno Breker ... Himself (archive footage)
Neville Chamberlain ... Himself (archive footage)
Charles Chaplin ... Himself (archive footage)
Winston Churchill ... Himself (archive footage)
Galeazzo Ciano Galeazzo Ciano ... Himself (archive footage)
Édouard Daladier Édouard Daladier ... Himself (archive footage)
Alfred Delp Alfred Delp ... Himself (archive footage)
Sepp Dietrich Sepp Dietrich ... Himself (archive footage)
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This meticulously assembled film dissects the Third Reich with an analytical blade, charting Hitler's improbable rise, his mastery of crowd psychology and his consummate skill in exploiting others' weaknesses.

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

8 July 1977 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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(DVD) | (Netflix)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Thorough
8 January 2009 | by TBJCSKCNRRQTreviewsSee all my reviews

We watched this in History class, to follow up on having read about both World Wars. This deals with Hitler and his rise to power, WWII and a lot of the situations surrounding them. It's got a lot of detail, and an utterly immense amount of footage from back then, almost exclusively in black and white. There may have been some stills, but I don't believe there are any talking heads, interviews, in this. The material and narration are all. The editing is magnificent, and the quality of picture and sound are impressive(keeping in mind that what we see is decades old, and that this was put together long before the digital age, computers and smooth PC- or Mac-based systems for post-production that anyone with the capital required can acquire, that we take for granted today). This is a well-produced documentary that doesn't attempt to judge or pass blame, it presents and analyzes, goes into the facts with a certain depth, yet it doesn't point fingers. I recommend this to anyone who is interested in knowing more info regarding the subject. 8/10


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