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Hitler: A Film from Germany (1977)

Hitler, ein Film aus Deutschland (original title)
Director Hans-Jurgen Syberberg examines the rise and fall of the Third Reich in this brooding seven-hour masterpiece, which incorporates puppetry, rear-screen projection, and a Wagnerian ... See full summary »
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Cast overview:
Heinz Schubert ... Zirkusdirektor / Heinrich Himmler / Himmler-Puppenspieler / Adolf Hitler
Peter Kern Peter Kern ... Mörder aus 'M' / Göring-Puppenspieler / Alter Ellerkamp / SS-Mann / Fremdenverkehrsdirektor
Hellmut Lange ... Hitlers Kammerdiener / Goebbels-Puppenspieler / SS-Mann
Rainer von Artenfels Rainer von Artenfels ... Jahrmarkt-Ausrufer / Hitler-Puppenspieler / Junger Goebbels / Schüler des Kosmologen / SS-Mann
Martin Sperr Martin Sperr ... Himmlers Masseur / Fitzliputzli / Bürgermeister
Peter Moland Peter Moland ... Astrologe / Speer-Puppenspieler / SS-Mann
Johannes Buzalski ... Hitler als Anstreicher / Eva Braun-Puppenspieler / Mann der Gesellschaft 1923
Alfred Edel Alfred Edel ... Stimmen der Leute / Mann der Geschichte 1923
Amelie Syberberg Amelie Syberberg ... Das kleine Mädchen
Harry Baer ... Himself / Junger Ellerkamp
Peter Lühr Peter Lühr ... Wissenschaftler / Kosmologe
André Heller ... Narrator / Himself
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Director Hans-Jurgen Syberberg examines the rise and fall of the Third Reich in this brooding seven-hour masterpiece, which incorporates puppetry, rear-screen projection, and a Wagnerian score into a singular epic vision. Syberberg, who grew up under Nazi tyranny, ruminates on good and evil and the rest of humanity's complicity in the horrors of the holocaust. Written by dfwforeignbuff

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Country:

West Germany | France | UK

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German | English | French | Russian

Release Date:

7 June 1978 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Hitler - Um Filme da Alemanha See more »

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Budget:

DEM1,000,000 (estimated)
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Mono

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Black and White (archive footage)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Reportedly Susan Sontag's favorite film. See more »

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A slow-burning 7 hr 22 min masterpiece of German Cinema.
27 March 2019 | by Amyth47See all my reviews

My Rating : 8/10

Surreal, trance-like fairytale nightmare about the little man who wanted to be the most supreme.

Intelligent doesn't cut it for this masterpiece - it is way beyond that. An abstract, eccentric and caricature-ish depiction of the rise and fall of the madness and sickness that is Hitler.

Seek it out if you can.


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