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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 Sawatzki
Gerdy Zint Gerdy Zint ... Pantomime
Nancy Maria Brüning Nancy Maria Brüning ... Mutter mit Kinderwagen
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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Budget:

EUR2,956,960 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,513,752
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Dolby Digital (5.1)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Christoph Maria Herbst and Michael Kessler have both played Adolf Hitler in the past. Christoph Maria Herbst appeared as Alfons Hatler, a character based on Hitler, in Der Wixxer (2004) and Neues vom Wixxer (2007). Also, he recorded the audio book version of "Er ist wieder da". Michael Kessler has appeared as Hitler in Switch (1997) and Switch: Reloaded (2007). Ironically, the TV show Stromberg (2004) (which starred Christoph Maria Herbst) was also spoofed in "Switch reloaded". As the time setting of the parody was changed from present day to WW2, Kessler was not only parodying the main character as Hitler but he was also parodying Herbst's character, which was the main character in the original. See more »

Goofs

In his voiceover Hitler mentioned that he will write a second great book. However the book he is writing in the movie can't be his second, as he wrote and released not only two parts of his famous book "Mein Kampf" in 1924-1926 and a brochure "My way to the new raise" in 1927, but also a manuscript as a sequel to "Mein Kampf" in 1928, this however wasn't released while Hitler was alive as it might have revealed to many plans of Hitlers foreign policy. It was released after his death in the 1960s (unauthorized) and in the 2000s (authorized). See more »

Quotes

Adolf Hitler: So you are representing the national thing?
Ulf Birne: Well, you weren't available for a long time.
Adolf Hitler: I schedule my time.
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During the first closing credits news reports about racism in Europe are showed. See more »

Connections

Remade as Sono tornato (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Er Ist Wieder Da
Written by Christian Bruhn and Günter Loose
Performed by Katja Ebstein
(C) Hansa Musik Verlag GmbH
(P) 1969 BMG Ariola München GmbH
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This isn't about Hitler...
31 May 2016 | by empty-binSee all my reviews

...And that's why it was so scary.

This is a thriller. The premise is Hitler has some how come through time and believes fate has brought him here to clean house (again). However, the film was actually using this metaphor to describe the coming of the next Führer if we're not careful. If we let down our guard we absolutely WILL see the rise of the next Adolf Hitler.

The character of Hitler spoke the truth, mostly. His rhetoric cut to the heart of today's problems. It was a German production so, obviously, he spoke directly to German issues but again, Germany was just the stage and Hitler the puppet. The puppeteers were revealing a global truth wrapped in a local narrative.

Recall the time Angela Merkel, today's German Chancellor, called G.W. Bush on 9/11 and the subsequent "War on Terror" saying something to the effect of, "We've seen this before...!" THIS is what the movie is getting at.

This film is filled with amazing though often chilling street interviews featuring Hitler interrogating work-a-day people. Many of the younger of these people so open to the apparent humor or irony were embracing him, taking "Hitler selfies" - other older spectators and interviewees apparently LONGED for someone to take the reins and whip (Germany) into shape, getting rid of "suspicious-looking, bearded Salafists", etc. And these were not actors. The film was illustrating for you how Hitler rose to power the first time and how easily and quickly it could happen again.

This was a beautifully done movie. I have the book as well and I prefer the movie.


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