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 »
Mussolini reappears in Rome 72 years after his death, finding a Country still full of problems like racism and hate for politicians. Misguised for an actor, he sides with a young filmmaker and starts traveling along Italy to reconquer it.
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
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 »
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 »
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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