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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.

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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 ... 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 ... 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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A Career Unparalleled In History


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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

8 July 1977 (West Germany) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Exploring The Life Of A Mad Man
18 January 2018 | by iNickRSee all my reviews

In short: A two-and-a-half-hour extensive look at the rise and fall of Adolf Hitler. Many aspects of his political career are explored and dissected in awesomely impressive detail.

Divided into three-acts, we first explore Hitler's early life and then his ambitious, angry rise to power beginning as a soldier with the German Army in WWI. The second act features his time in office after his release from prison in 1924; his incendiary speeches and broken treaties; and the rebuilding of the decimated German military while crushing anyone who stands in his way. The act ends with a close-up examination of his strategies and atrocities just before and during WWII. The third act centers on Hitler's life during the last years of the war; the collapse of the Third Reich, his suicide and the Allies' liberation of Germany; and a brief glance at Hitler's scale-model plan of what Berlin would have looked like had he and the Nazi's been successful.

Two things you'll LIKE about this documentary: 1) It's well curated and well edited with tons of footage (mostly black and white); 2) It doesn't glorify Hitler or the Nazi party.

Two things you'll DISLIKE: 1) Although it's broken into parts (or acts), it plays as one long, epic show totaling two hours and thirty minutes (information overload - I watched it over two nights); 2) As the title suggests, it's about Hitler's career, so there is very little information about his life growing up in Austria.


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