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Look Who's Back (2015)

Er ist wieder da (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 8 October 2015 (Germany)
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Adolf Hitler wakes up in the 21st century. He quickly gains media attention, but while Germany finds him hilarious and charming, Hitler makes some serious observations about society.

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David Wnendt

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David Wnendt (screenplay), Mizzi Meyer (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Oliver Masucci ... Adolf Hitler
Thomas M. Köppl Thomas M. Köppl ... Benimmcoach
Marc-Marvin Israel Marc-Marvin Israel ... Fußballjunge
David Gebigke David Gebigke ... Fußballjunge
Paul Busche Paul Busche ... Fußballjunge
Fabian Busch Fabian Busch ... Fabian Sawatzki
Gerdy Zint Gerdy Zint ... Pantomime
Nancy Maria Brüning Nancy Maria Brüning ... Mutter mit Kinderwagen
Lars Rudolph Lars Rudolph ... Kioskbesitzer
Franziska Wulf ... Krömeier
Christoph Maria Herbst ... Christoph Sensenbrink
Thomas Thieme Thomas Thieme ... Senderchef Kärrner
Katja Riemann ... Katja Bellini
Michael Ostrowski Michael Ostrowski ... Rico Mancello
Christoph Zrenner Christoph Zrenner ... Gerhard Lummlich
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Storyline

Adolf Hitler wakes up in Berlin...in 2014. After getting his bearings he is discovered by an unemployed TV producer, Fabian Sawatzki. Sawatzki thinks Hitler is some sort of performance artist and takes him around the country, talking to the general population, for a TV piece he has envisaged. Hitler, however, sees this as a chance to regain his popularity and power. Written by grantss

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

8 October 2015 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Ha vuelto See more »

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€2,956,960 (estimated)
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Trivia

The character Michael Witzigmann, the host of the comedy show "Krass Alter", is the German version of the character "Ali Wizgür" who was hosting the same show in the original book. However in the book he was a Turkish host of the show, which lead to bigger disagreements between him and Hitler. See more »

Goofs

In the movie Hitler seems very surprised when he sees a television set and calls television "a great possibility for propaganda". However a television set shouldn't be new to him, as in 1935 Nazi Germany had the own television station "Fernsehsender Paul Nipkow", which was one of the first regular television stations in the world, broadcasting regular daily program for a few hours, including the Nazi Newsreels and Nazi Party movies. However in this movie he might be impressing his disgust, how this medium is used nowadays and about the content of the broadcasting content these days, also as mentioned later at his performance on the TV show. See more »

Quotes

Fabian Sawatzki: It's you. You're him.
Adolf Hitler: I never claimed to be anything else. History repeats itself. I guess it's my fate to have to part with my dearest companions.
Fabian Sawatzki: That way.
Fabian Sawatzki: Yes history repeats itself. You're fooling people with your propaganda.
Adolf Hitler: Oh, Sawatski. In 1933, people were not fooled by propaganda. They elected a leader who openly disclosed his plans in great clarity. The Germans elected me.
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During the first closing credits news reports about racism in Europe are showed. See more »

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Edited from Switch: Reloaded (2007) See more »

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Mr Hitler / Hitler Song (Er Ist Wieder Da Edit)
Written by Leadbelly (as Huddie Ledbetter)
Performed by Leadbelly (as Lead Belly)
(C) Folkways Music Pub Co Inc
ESSEC MUSIKVERTRIEB GMBH, Hamburg
(P) 1997 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
taken from the recording entitled Bourgeois Blues:
Lead Belly Legacy, Vol. 2, SFW40045
courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.
Used by permission
Remix by The Silent Magic
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While it seems like a super-offensive film, it actually is incredible social, political and media commentary.
23 May 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Imagine a film made guerilla-style like "Borat"....but with a guy dressed up like Hitler walking about modern day Germany! Well, you don't really need to imagine too much as some crazy filmmakers have done that with the film "Look Who's Back"!! Yes, a film crew follows Oliver Masucci as he impersonates Hitler and plays it 100% straight!

Unlike "Borat" where you know that it's just Sasha Baron Cohen pretending to be from Kazakstan, in this film Masucci plays it as if he really is Hitler and never breaks character. When the film begins, he is inexplicably transported from Germany in 1945 to the present day. At first, he's very confused. Then, he develops a plan...to return to politics and take Germany into the future! To do this, he enlists the help of an unemployed filmmaker, Sawatski...and together they travel throughout the country...meeting people, talking politics and becoming an internet phenomenon! Where does all this lead to? See this very insightful film.

The idea of this film is thoroughly distasteful and I actually thought might be illegal in light of German laws about the portrayal of Nazis and Hitler. However, the film manages to somehow be funny, great political commentary and not as distasteful and awful as you might imagine. This is because some of the folks in this film are not actors...and their reactions to Hitler are incredibly telling. Many of them seem to like Hitler and his message...especially regarding the negative influence immigrants have made on Germany. Again and again, folks agree with 'Hitler' and his crazy ideas while others just think it's a funny or incredibly unfunny joke...and these reactions are indeed fascinating. In addition, the way that television takes to him and his crass message is a real indictment of the moral bankruptcy of many in the media...and one that is highly reminiscent of the great 70s parody, Network.

Before you start sending me hate mail, I suggest you try seeing this odd and incredibly offensive film for yourself. While it clearly is wrong on one level...it manages to actually have some incredible political and social commentary...making it clever and a sad indictment of the culture and the media. The film's contention, amazingly, is that he'd probably fit in just fine if such a thing actually did happen! What an unusual and compelling movie...and one that just debuted on Netflix this month. Clearly, you ain't seen nothing' until you've seen this one!


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