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Hitler: The Rise of Evil 

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A unique slant, profiling the life of Adolf Hitler as a child and his rise through the ranks of the National Socialist German Workers' Party prior to World War II.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Peter Stormare ...  Ernst Röhm 2 episodes, 2003
Friedrich von Thun ...  General Erich Ludendorff 2 episodes, 2003
Peter O'Toole ...  President Paul von Hindenburg 2 episodes, 2003
Zoe Telford ...  Eva Braun 2 episodes, 2003
Terence Harvey ...  Gustav von Kahr 2 episodes, 2003
Justin Salinger ...  Dr. Joseph Goebbels 2 episodes, 2003
Chris Larkin ...  Hermann Göring 2 episodes, 2003
James Babson ...  Rudolf Hess 2 episodes, 2003
Patricia Netzer ...  Sophie Gerlich 2 episodes, 2003
Harvey Friedman ...  Friedrich Hollaender 2 episodes, 2003
Nicole Marischka ...  Blandine Ebinger 2 episodes, 2003
Julie-Ann Hassett Julie-Ann Hassett ...  Angela Raubal 2 episodes, 2003
Thomas Brodie-Sangster ...  Adolf Hitler (10 yrs) 2 episodes, 2003
Simon Sullivan Simon Sullivan ...  Adolf Hitler (17 yrs) 2 episodes, 2003
Robert Glenister ...  Anton Drexler 2 episodes, 2003
Ian Hogg ...  Alois Hitler 2 episodes, 2003
Filip Hes Filip Hes ...  Egon Hanfstaengl 2 episodes, 2003
Brendan Hughes Brendan Hughes ...  Lieutenant Guffman 2 episodes, 2003
Howard Lotker Howard Lotker ...  Hans (soldier) 2 episodes, 2003
Robert Russell Robert Russell ...  Franz von Papen 2 episodes, 2003
David Fisher David Fisher ...  Georg Bell 2 episodes, 2003
Hana Frejková ...  Frieda 2 episodes, 2003
Wolfgang Müller ...  Gregor Strasser 2 episodes, 2003
Christopher Ettridge Christopher Ettridge ...  General Kurt von Schleicher 2 episodes, 2003
Robert Carlyle ...  Adolf Hitler 2 episodes, 2003
Stockard Channing ...  Klara Hitler 2 episodes, 2003
Jena Malone ...  Geli Raubal 2 episodes, 2003
Julianna Margulies ...  Helene Hanfstaengl 2 episodes, 2003
Matthew Modine ...  Fritz Gerlich 2 episodes, 2003
Liev Schreiber ...  Ernst Hanfstaengl 2 episodes, 2003
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The movie describes the life of Adolf Hitler from childhood to manhood, and how he became so powerful. It describes his poor childhood in Austria, it describes the first world war from his point of view, and how he became the strongest man in Germany. The movie show us how Hitler turned from a poor soldier into the leader of the Nazis, and how he survived the attempts to kill him. It describes his relationship with his mistress Eva Braun, and his decisions and enemies inside Germany and inside the Nazi party. Written by rsilberman

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"The only thing necessary for evil to flourish is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke


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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hitler: The Rise of Evil See more »

Filming Locations:

Brno, Czech Republic See more »

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Dolby SR

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Geli's lines when she is smoking with the driver, just after being told her uncle is "a good man", ("he's a monster... you can't imagine what he asks of me") are Geli Raubal's actual words, taken directly from her journal. Allegedly, Hitler drew a series of pornographic sketches of her, entitled "Miss Raubel in close-ups and angles to which any professional model would decline posing for." See more »

Goofs

When Mrs. Hanfstaengl argues with the housemaid, a yellow position marker is visible on the floor. See more »

Quotes

Fritz Gerlich: He's insane. A complete psychotic. He may be a compelling speaker on stage, but in person I could see into his eyes and what I saw was... terrifying.
Gustav von Kahr: And I intend to shut him down.
Fritz Gerlich: With all due respect, Commissar Von Kahr, you need to handle him with care.
Gustav von Kahr: Don't worry, I will. I know how to deal with Adolf Hitler.
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Alternate Versions

Network Seven, in Australia originally aired this as a two part mini series. See more »

Connections

Featured in Cinemania: I anodos kai i ptosi tou Nazismou (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Horst Wessel Song
Words by Horst Wessel
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Cartoon bad guy
9 January 2004 | by daveb75See all my reviews

I have to admit that I'm commenting this production after seeing the first half only.But it's pretty clear to see where this is going. Now, the directing is not bad, the acting pretty good, but the script could be the work of a six year old kid (no offense to kids everywhere) who has read too many comic books. Adolf Hitler was not someone I would have wanted to get close to, espescially in the 30's and 40's, but by all means he was not the one-sided character we get to see in this film.Nobody is! "Hitler" is so badly written that the Fürher passes as a comic book bad guy. It's typical to make him an all-the-time raging nut (which he was!) but it doesn't get beneath the surface. The childhood of Hitler is so condensed (without mentioning the historical mistakes made!) that we lose sense of what really motivated the nazy leader. Duguay has to fight the material constantly in order to make everything hold together. And where we would expect a character study, even of a very very bad person (see "Raging bull", this one works!), we get something along the birth of the penguin in Batman. Now what is right for comic books isn't correct with historical figures, and certainly not with Adolf Hitler who changed the course of history in such an infamous way. More depth and less fancy camera work would have been needed to make this believable. Not sure I will watch part 2...


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