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.
This meticulously assembled film dissects the Third Reich with an analytical blade, charting Hitler's improbable rise, his mastery of crowd psychology and his consummate skill in exploiting others' weaknesses.
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
The beginning scene where the camera shows clouds in top down perspective and slowly fades into modern day Berlin is a direct homage to the 1934 Nazi propaganda movie Triumph of the Will (1935) by Leni Riefenstahl. See more »
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 »
I like movies that make me think. Er ist wieder da, was suggested to me as a comedy, and not being particularly fond of comedies, what I got was way more than expected.
The movie treads a sensitive line with sufficient care, but what is most important to me, with plausibility. Even the few places where the script becomes "unreal", in general the coherence and treatment of the insertion of THE character in present society is preserved, and that is for me an enormous value in itself. The probing of current times by the use of this major historical character is remarkably able to become an exercise of philosophy and even introspection.
In my opinion an extremely challenging script becomes here alive by his own merits, and the acting supports this substrate quite solidly.
I laughed, and even if I today would better file it as a tragicomedy, For the sake of our times let's call it a comedy. And I very much hope, from the bottom of my heart that, in the next years to come we can continue to say, that it was so.
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