The Goebbels Experiment (2005)

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Joseph Goebbels has often been cited as the man who did the most to help Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party rise to power; he was the architect of the party's propaganda machine and helped to craft the public image of Hitler as he became one of the most hated and feared leaders of his time, and masterminded the greatest crime of the 20th Century. However, while Hitler's life outside of politics has long been a subject of interest, less is known about Goebbels, and The Goebbels Experiment is a … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary , Art House & International , Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Kenneth Branagh , Michael Kloft , Lutz Hachmeister
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On DVD: May 23, 2006
Runtime:
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Critic Reviews for The Goebbels Experiment

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (9)

[A] weirdly enthralling film of excerpts from Goebbels's diaries.

Full Review… | November 11, 2005
Boston Globe
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Director Lutz Hachmeister neatly hoists the Nazi lie on its own petard in this fascinatingly repellent character study of the Third Reich's most visionary and psycho propagandist.

Full Review… | October 13, 2005
L.A. Weekly
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Lutz Hachmeister and Michael Kloft's fascinating documentary provides a chilling glimpse inside the brilliant but toxic mind of Joseph Goebbels via his extensive diaries.

Full Review… | August 12, 2005
New York Times
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Kenneth Branagh's fierce narration of Joseph Goebbels's di aries makes The Goebbels Experiment a visceral documentary.

August 12, 2005
New York Post
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Devoted family man, aspiring poet and petty whiner, the Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels depicted in Lutz Hachmeister's unusual documentary presents a compelling study of the banality of evil.

Full Review… | August 12, 2005
New York Daily News
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A well-chosen selection of pictures and archival footage, plus some modern sequences in color, concisely sketch the history of Germany during the 21 years Goebbels continuously kept a diary (1924-45).

Full Review… | August 11, 2005
Variety
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