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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:

Hitler: A career See more »

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Runtime:

(DVD) | (Netflix)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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References Blutendes Deutschland (1933) See more »

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Bland, boring documentary
19 March 2019 | by Erwin-6See all my reviews

Man was this a disappointment.

Such a story to tell....but none told.

Yes, the archive footage is gold, but at no point did the makers tell a story, give insights. The only point IS the archive material and a voiceover that has nothing of note to tell.

Almost every minute I wanted to shout at the screen "Yes but how did this happen?" or "Why was this decided", "What was the idea behind this?", etc etc.

Halfway though I gave up.

This episode in World History deserves a more intelligent, insightful filmmaker.


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