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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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Certificate:

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Possibly the best of its kind
21 February 2018 | by antimatter33See all my reviews

The passing years do nothing but enhance the reputation of this outstanding film. The editing is mesmerizing and the narration hypnotic. The script is faultlessly literary, and the history, scrupulously accurate. In short, this is the British at their very best - objective and calm yet passionately determined to get to the truth. This is nothing less than an attempt to answer the questions "why" as well as "how". In my opinion it succeeds. If I had to pick one film for a young person to see to get an idea of who this person was, this is it.


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