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Schtonk (1992)

The slightly fictionalized story of an art forger, a journalist desperate for a big story, and the biggest press scandal in German history: the Hitler Diaries.

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Hermann Willié
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Christiane Hörbiger ...
Freya von Hepp
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Karl Lentz
Dagmar Manzel ...
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Martin Benrath ...
Hermann Lause ...
Karl Schönböck ...
Professor Strasser
Rosemarie Fendel ...
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Von Klantz
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Notary Cornelius
Hark Bohm ...
Catholic pastor
Willy Harlander ...
Bavarian customs officer
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Storyline

Fritz is a falsifier drawing a picture of Eva Braun, the girlfriend of Adolf Hitler. He meets Hermann and tells him about some Nazi- material he knows about. Herrmann, working for a great German magazine, pays for everything he can get, and so Fritz starts to write "Hitlers private daybook". The story covers a real event that happend in Germany in the middle of the eighties. Written by Wolfgang Klimt <wolfii@leo.org>

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Der Film zum Buch vom Führer

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12 March 1992 (Germany)  »

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Schtonk!  »

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DEM 16,000,000 (estimated)
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The newspaper, which is replacing "Stern" magazine in this movie originally supposed to be called "Expressmagazin". However the real-life daily newspaper "Express" from the Cologne region sued the production company and won. Because the movie was already filmed some scenes were re-shot or digitally corrected, which makes it the first time in movies, where errors were corrected digitally. The new name for the magazine became "HHpress", spoofing the logo of "Stern", with the HH instead of the star (HH is the registration code for Hamburg, where the movie takes place and where "Stern" is sitting. See more »

Quotes

Fritz Knobel: [writing Hitler's diary] The superhuman effords of the last days create flatulences in the intestinal and Eva says, I have bad breath.
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References The Great Dictator (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Prologue 1st Act from Lohengrin
Composed by Richard Wagner
Performed by the New Philharmonic Orchestra London
Direction by Alfred Scholz
Courtesy of Selected Sound Musikverlag
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A very German satire
8 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film when I was in Germany in '92. Naturally, I didn't get a lot of the jokes, but to judge from the way the audience was laughing, it really struck a chord with them. However, there were many parts of the movie which even for me were very funny, indeed. I suspect that the less familiar American viewers are with German culture and recent history, the less they will appreciate this movie (which has hardly made a ripple here, not surprisingly).


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