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This meticuously assembled fim dissects the Third Reich with a keen analytical blade, charting Hitler's improbable rise, his mastery of imagery and crowd psychology, and his consummate skill in exploiting the weakness in others.
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 lessons eloquence to inspire the German people to further fight. Written by
When it comes to movies, this is one of the biggest disappointments I ever had to experience. Maybe I have been expecting way too much from this movie. I expected it to be funny, intelligent or at least interesting. - It was neither.
I would have been fine with a comedy movie about Hitler. I find those usually very funny. But this movie wasn't funny at all. I would have been happy with a crazy satire. But it's also hard to accept it as a satire. The critical tone is there. It has a paradic element, and characters are exaggerated. So I guess, defining this movie as a satire would come the closest. But then, I wonder what it wants to criticize. Because the whole world agrees on Hitler and Nazis being bad and evil. Where is the "point" of making this movie?
Actually, now that I think of it, characters are more ridiculed, less exaggerated. To be satirical, you need to exaggerate characters, right? To me it seemed, that they simply made up new Characters. Ridicules characters, that barely have anything to do with the real historical people. Simply ridiculing characters is the job of comedy, not parody - right? For a comedy movie though, this movie simply isn't funny enough.
So this movie is neither a satire, nor comedy. I felt like waisting my time completely. I haven't been amused, I haven't been entertained, I didn't learn something, gosh, I wasn't even moved emotionally in any way. And that is the no.1 purpose of a movie in my opinion. This movie simply passed by, without leaving anything behind.
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