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My Führer (2007)

Mein Führer - Die wirklich wahrste Wahrheit über Adolf Hitler (original title)
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 ... See full summary »

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Adolf Grünbaum
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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 Anonymous

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The bastard love child of Chaplin's Great Dictator & Mel Brooks' The Producers

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€1,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,197 (USA) (14 August 2009)

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$2,388 (USA) (4 September 2009)
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Klaus Maria Brandauer was considered for the role of Prof. Adolf Israel Grünbaum. See more »

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In one scene they refer to Blondi as a boy but Blondi was a girl. See more »

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Featured in Harald Schmidt: Episode dated 20 December 2006 (2006) See more »

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Poor Helge
13 January 2007 | by (Europe) – See all my reviews

Surprisingly, a lot of controversy has started around it in Germany. Many Jewish NGOs and notable persons like Marcel Reich-Ranicki criticize this movie, saying that making a Hitler-Satire offends the memory of all those lives murdered in WWII. They say, this movie ridicules Hitler's evil and therefore makes him human (Err, what else was he? Elephant?) PC-drivel. I couldn't care less.

The problem with this comedy is, it is not funny. Levy was obviously concerned about exactly these reactions and therefore included a morality play about Gruenbaum's attitude and difficulties. This in itself is a bad idea, but it sinks this wreck of a movie even faster by being overemphasized with no end.

To make a biting satire about Hitler, you have to go all the way like "To be or not to Be" did. If you're not the man to do it, don't try.

Awful, boring, not funny, hypocritical, totally irrelevant and definitely not recommended. I am not a friend of Helge's surreal antics, but he didn't deserve to sink in this tripe.


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