Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)
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as Adolf Hitler
as Klara Hitler
as Geli Raubal
as Helene Hanfstaengl
as President Hindenburg
as Fritz Gerlich
as Ernst Hanfstaengl
as Von Ludendorff
as Ernst Rohm
as Gen. Erich von Ludendorff
as Eva Braun
as Angela Raubal
as Sophie Gerlich
as Alois Hitler
as Gustav von Kahr
as Rudolph Hess
as Josef Goebbels
as Prosecutor Stenglein
as Sophie Gerlich
as Hermann Goering
as Adolf Hitler at 10
as Blandine Erbinger
as Adolf Hitler at 17
as Anton Drexler
as Lt. Guffman
as Georg Bell
as Gregory Strasser
as Gen. Von Schleicher
as Max Amann
as Judge Neithardt
as Capt. Mayr
as Karl Lueger
as Dr. Bloch
as Friedrich Hoffman
as Von Lussow
as Ulrich Graf
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showed this to my history pupils and they loved it much easier to understand than a long laborious documentary
Engaging biopic about the rise of power of Adolf Hitler, Hitler: The Rise of Evil features a brilliant tour de force performance by actor Robert Carlyle in the lead role. The film chronicles the early years of Hitler's life right up to his prominent rise in politics. Now, the film is pretty inaccurate, but in terms of being a biopic, this is sure to appeal to viewers interested in the subject. In terms of an entertaining biopic, this is a very good film. However if you're expecting an accurate portrait of the facts, you'll sadly be disappointed. But the cast here are great and each bring something unique to the screen that makes this film standout. Do go into this film expecting an accurate portrait of Hitler's life, you won't find it here. The filmmakers do get many aspects of his rise correctly, the fiction overshadows the truth. There are far better films detailing Hitler, and I would suggest to viewers wanting an accurate portrait of events , should watch the film that focuses on the last ten days of his life, Der Untergang (Downfall). Carlyle delivers a stunning performance here, and with that performance alone, you are captivated by his screen presence. Hitler: The Rise of Evil is flawed, but it does have its strengths as well. One is the storyline, which is engaging and entertaining, the other is the acting, from terrific actors. If you're interested in history, then this is the film watch. You may not get the facts, but it can spark interest in a riveting subject matter. Robert Carlyle is a great choice to play the lead role of Adolf Hitler, and along with Bruno Gantz who played the part in Der Untergang is one of the most impressive actors to play one of the most evil historical figures of the 20th century. Hitler: The Rise of Evil is imperfect, but as a whole, it's a good try at capturing Hitler's life on film. With that being said, the most definitive biopic on Hitler has yet to be made.
My knowledge of Hitlers life and Germanys History is not yet to that level of what I want it to be, but basing from what Ive already read and know, its actually a pretty good film. Its NOT perfect, but its good enough to give you goosebumps.
I want to give this movie a perfect 5, but I feel that there were some scenes that I couldnt really agree upon. About the time of World War I when Hitler was a messenger, and the questionable "script" they placed to what little they actually touched on Hitlers childhood.
The movie subltly, and slowly gives out some sort of misinformation, you might call it an opinionated character bashing, which I think is so not necessary for this type of film and story. Hitler was a madman, but I think there is no need for the "evil exaggeration", but as far as the casting, acting and directing went, it was perfect, its just really the slight alterations on the story that made me slash off half a star in my rating.
This is a 2 part film, and its 3 hours long, but nonetheless interesting. When the movie was about to end, I thought that I was gonna be left hangging, but they did make up for it before the credits rolled in.
(I have a fascination for this slice of history, mainly because I want to understand and know the truth about what happened during that time. I feel robbed of this story/knowledge because exclusive all girls catholic schools dont put this on the curriculumn.)
Best viewed back to back with Hitler - eine Karriere, which is a very interesting and intriguing old documentary that actually shows the real people as themselves.
*Ill just redo this review some other time. Too tired to make a proper one../font>
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