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My Führer (2007)

Mein Führer - Die wirklich wahrste Wahrheit über Adolf Hitler (original title)
The action comedy is set in 1944. Hitler appears in it as physically and mentally destroyed person who takes the advice of Goebbels in the actor-teacher of Jewish concentration camp for ... See full summary »

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Dani Levy

Writer:

Dani Levy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Helge Schneider Helge Schneider ... Adolf Hitler
Ulrich Mühe ... Adolf Grünbaum
Sylvester Groth ... Joseph Goebbels
Adriana Altaras Adriana Altaras ... Elsa Grünbaum
Stefan Kurt ... Albert Speer
Ulrich Noethen ... Heinrich Himmler
Lambert Hamel Lambert Hamel ... Obergruppenführer Rattenhuber
Udo Kroschwald Udo Kroschwald ... Martin Bormann
Torsten Michaelis Torsten Michaelis ... SS-Wachmann Moltke
Axel Werner Axel Werner ... Erich Kempka
Victor Schefé ... Rottenführer Puffke
Lars Rudolph Lars Rudolph ... Kammerdiener Heinz Linge
Wolfgang Becker ... KZ-Kommandant Banner
Bernd Stegemann Bernd Stegemann ... Dr. Morell
Shawn Karlborg Shawn Karlborg ... Adam Grünbaum
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The action comedy is set in 1944. Hitler appears in it as physically and mentally destroyed person who takes the advice of Goebbels in the actor-teacher of Jewish concentration camp for lessons eloquence to inspire the German people to further fight. Written by Anonymous

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The bastard love child of Chaplin's Great Dictator & Mel Brooks' The Producers

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Comedy | Drama | War

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German | Hebrew | Yiddish

Release Date:

11 January 2007 (Germany) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany

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Box Office

Budget:

€1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,197, 16 August 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,388, 6 September 2009
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Dolby Digital

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Color | Black and White (archive footage)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sylvester Groth would play Joseph Goebbels once again in Inglourious Basterds (2009). See more »

Goofs

In one scene they refer to Blondi as a boy but Blondi was a girl. See more »

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Edited into Er ist wieder da (2015) See more »

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Poor Helge
13 January 2007 | by adiradathelSee all my reviews

Surprisingly, a lot of controversy has started around it in Germany. Many Jewish NGOs and notable persons like Marcel Reich-Ranicki criticize this movie, saying that making a Hitler-Satire offends the memory of all those lives murdered in WWII. They say, this movie ridicules Hitler's evil and therefore makes him human (Err, what else was he? Elephant?) PC-drivel. I couldn't care less.

The problem with this comedy is, it is not funny. Levy was obviously concerned about exactly these reactions and therefore included a morality play about Gruenbaum's attitude and difficulties. This in itself is a bad idea, but it sinks this wreck of a movie even faster by being overemphasized with no end.

To make a biting satire about Hitler, you have to go all the way like "To be or not to Be" did. If you're not the man to do it, don't try.

Awful, boring, not funny, hypocritical, totally irrelevant and definitely not recommended. I am not a friend of Helge's surreal antics, but he didn't deserve to sink in this tripe.


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