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The Man who Crossed Hitler (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama, History | TV Movie 21 August 2011
In November 1930 brown-shirted storm troopers of Hitler's SA break into the Communist Eden Palace club,killing several members. Jewish lawyer Hans Litten prosecutes them and,at the ... See full summary »

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Justin Hardy

Writer:

Mark Hayhurst
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed Stoppard ... Hans Litten
Ian Hart ... Adolf Hitler
Bill Paterson ... Kurt Ohnesorge
Sarah Smart ... Margot Fürst
Anton Lesser ... Rudolf Olden
John Hollingworth ... Max Fürst
Ronan Vibert ... Walther Stennes
Ruth McCabe ... Irmgard Litten
Will Keen ... Hans Frank
Robert O'Mahoney Robert O'Mahoney ... Fritz Litten
Alexander Hanson Alexander Hanson ... Wilhelm Bruckner (as Alex Hanson)
Terry Byrne Terry Byrne ... Jewish Diner
Chris Patrick-Simpson ... Brownshirt (as Chris Simpson)
Nigel O'Neill ... Court Courier
Patrick FitzSymons ... Communist Official (as Patrick Fitzsymons)
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In November 1930 brown-shirted storm troopers of Hitler's SA break into the Communist Eden Palace club,killing several members. Jewish lawyer Hans Litten prosecutes them and,at the suggestion of his boss Rudolf Olden,agrees to sub-poena Hitler,who had supposedly renounced violence yet who clearly supported the SA, to discredit him as a popular figure. Against the advice of his assistant Margot Furst Hans prepares his case,even involving Stennes, a rival Nazi to Hitler. At the trial Hans,the practised lawyer,runs rings round Hitler,who is frequently unable to answer his questions. The Brown Shirts are convicted but it is a Pyrrhic victory for two years later Hitler will become chancellor,Hans will be arrested and he will die in Dachau concentration camp. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Drama | History

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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Hitler on Trial See more »

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16 : 9
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[During the lunchtime break in court, a Jewish soldier has accosted Hitler and proved that he was just as patriotic as ethnic Germans when fighting in the First World War. This incenses Hitler and in private he rails against Jews as he is preparing to go back into court to face Litten's questions]
Adolf Hitler: [to himself] "Good day to you." You too, you foul disease-ridden sewer-rat. This city's no better than Jew-riddled Vienna. It's crawling with them. Who let them breed like this? Who let them fasten onto...
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Impressive telling of an unknown moment in history
14 September 2011 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

This was an intensely moving film about an almost unknown moment in history.When Hitler was challenged on his views in court.It just raised so many questions.How did a nation such as Germany think that by allowing this man power that they could tame him.How did they think that they think that they could show him up to be the crazed individual with murderous ambitions in court when the Judge was cowed by the nature of Hitler.All of the performances were impressive and this is a film that deserves constant repetition to show how tyranny can win if you don't stand up and fight.The ending was so poignant.One knew what the end would be as the attorney clearly had his card marked and Hitler was not the sort of man to forget a slight.You just end up wondering how and why it was allowed to happen.


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