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.
A moviemaker hands in a script for an arty production in order to receive film funds. Due to political reasons beyond his reach, his film is not provided with a certificate of accreditation. But a true moviemaker never gives up.
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
In the novel, Sawatzki's first name is Roman, Sensenbrink's is Frank, Krömeier's is Vera, and Bellini's is Carmen. In the film, they are given the same first names as the actors playing them. See more »
Hitler goes to have his uniform cleaned in the morning in full daylight. But when we see him with the lady in the cleaning shop, it is dark outside the window. See more »
Those parliamentarians all put the whole money in their own pockets. I wonder that millions of people like you here don't stand up with torches und pitchforks in front of those parlamatarian barrel joints: 'What are you doing with our money?'
But the German himself is not a revolutioner.
[to a man]
Would you follow me too?
It's a bad time now. I have to work.
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During the first closing credits news reports about racism in Europe are showed. 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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