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Honing his craft as an indie filmmaker in Germany in the early 90s, Uwe Boll never could have imagined the life that would lay itself out in front of him. He has experienced a storied career that has led to such highs as working with Oscar-winning actors and making films with 60 million dollar budgets, and has reached such lows as having actors publicly disparage their films with Boll and online petitions for him to stop making films reaching hundreds of thousands of signatures. None of this stopped Uwe from continuing to put out movie after movie, totaling 32 feature films before retiring and opening a successful high end restaurant. Already a cult legend, Uwe Boll will be remembered forever in the film world. Some will remember him as a modern-day Ed Wood, who made films so bad, they're good. Others will remember him as the prolific filmmaker who came from a small town in Germany and never compromised his integrity while he created his own path in Hollywood.
Uwe Boll is the most interesting hack director ever
Back in the day I had a discussion with a few collegues of mine about Boll's movies and we all agreed that he is a terrible director, but a really great producer who raked in those millions and millions of dollars as if it was nothing. He essentially used a loophole in German law so any potential losses of his investors were covered by the German tax payer. This documentary doesn't even mention this, just "German film funds". I would have been interested to know how exactly his financing looked like. But that's the only really negative point about this documentation tbh.
In addition to Boll, many former colleagues and friends have their say, drawing a truly three-dimensional picture of the "worst director ever". Boll is a thoroughly interesting guy, who doesn't seem to apologize for anything and at the same time seems sincere. I am glad to have seen this film because I could see behind his label and realized: the person Uwe Boll has so much more depth than his films. Although I still hope that Postal will become cult one day. Because "What's the difference between a duck?" is still the best question I've ever heard in a job interview scene.
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