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Mein Kampf (original title)
The young, despotic and untalented artist Adolf Hitler comes to Vienna to study art. He befriends the Jew Schlomo Herzl working on a novel with the title "Mein Kampf". Hitler is rejected by... See full summary »

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Urs Odermatt

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Martin Lehwald (by), Urs Odermatt (by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Götz George ... Schlomo Herzl
Tom Schilling ... Adolf Hitler
Anna Unterberger ... Gretchen
Bernd Birkhahn Bernd Birkhahn ... Lobkowitz
Wolf Bachofner ... Himmlischst
Elisabeth Orth Elisabeth Orth ... Frau Tod
Karin Neuhäuser Karin Neuhäuser ... Frau Merschmeyer
Simon Schwarz ... Max
Paul Matic Paul Matic ... Erich
Henning Peker Henning Peker ... Anton
Wolfgang Hübsch Wolfgang Hübsch ... Mandelbaum
Ernst Stankovski Ernst Stankovski ... Rektor
Michael Ostrowski ... Kleiner Dieb
Franz Josef Csencsits Franz Josef Csencsits ... Großer Dieb
Kajetan Dick Kajetan Dick ... Der Rothaarige
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The young, despotic and untalented artist Adolf Hitler comes to Vienna to study art. He befriends the Jew Schlomo Herzl working on a novel with the title "Mein Kampf". Hitler is rejected by the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. Herzl's concern for the sad young man continues, and leads him to a new career with disastrous consequences for world history. Written by Roald, Norway

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Biography | Comedy

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A good Fiction movie
17 January 2011 | by kriss440See all my reviews

I strongly advise that this movie is far from an historical review of the actual facts about A.Hitler. Im really disappointed that there is no warning at the beginning of the movie to let the viewers know that it contains a large part of fiction.

here are some real facts that may let viewers appreciate this movie for what it is and not for what it is not: Hitler was in Vienne for the first time at 16 year old for only 15 days, he was rejected from the painting academy but accepted in architecture on conditions to complete his prior studies and then a second one in construction. He didn't liked school in general and this would have taken years to complete, thats why he abandoned this kind of career.

He wrote the REAL Mein Kampf in detention at Landsberg-am-Lech prison in 1924. This book is actually prohibited in Germany and most European country, the only non-Germanic accurate translation is the french one and maybe the newest Arab version. (Mein Kampf is a best seller in a few Arab country).

The movie is good for the acting and staging, quite entertaining but nothing more, i strongly suggest ready the book even if can only read the shorter English version to people who like to know real fact about this dark time of history.


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Dor Film [Austria]

Country:

Austria | Germany | Switzerland

Language:

German

Release Date:

26 March 2010 (Austria) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Liberec, Czech Republic See more »

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$6,584
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Dolby

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