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. . . brilliantly funny
The cleverest Holocaust humor since Mel Brooks' 'Springtime for Hitler' skit in The Producers.
After causing controversy with his previous project "Go for Zucker, writer and directory Dani Levy's latest project does the same. A comedy with Adolf Hitler! The story is happening in December 1944, when Germany has been almost destroyed by the bombardments and the Third Reich (1000 year) rule is almost over after a few years. I don't want to go too deep into the story and ruin your fun, but it is an amazing skill to "fiddle" with the history, and to have people who watch it to believe and laugh at the same time.
This is not a movie which will offend one group or another! No! Everyone is just a human in this movie, with their own weaknesses and problems. You will laugh watching sometimes with some kind of understanding and sympathy one of the biggest villains of the humanity! I have to admit that director's skill was so refined that somehow under my skin I could feel even a subtle, subversive form of respect! It wasn't all due to the director, though. Adolf Hitler in this movie is a depressed man brilliantly acted by Helge Schneider. But you will see the other sides as well, because all his character had from social and political interaction in his life was somehow connected with the confrontation of paternal anger and penis envy! Other excellent performances of Hitler's companions Joseph Goebbels (Sylvester Groth) and Adolf Grünbaum (Ulrich Mühe) should be remembered by the lovers of the exceptional acting.
If you like unusual humour - don't miss this one...
And for the end:
Hitler: "Don't take the Holocaust thing so personally... It wasn't even really my idea."
Clearly the movie has some good intentions, but I think the movie is so self-aware about how clever it is, when it's really not that clever that it's a complete turn off. It's not bad or anything, but it isn't as funny as it should be the dynamic of having a 'Jew' teach Hitler just never reaches its full comedic potential. And that's really all it boils down to, it's just a miscalculation. It's an average movie at best.
Original Title: Mein Führer - Die wirklich wahrste Wahrheit über Adolf Hitler Directed by: Dani Levy International Film, Dark Comedy & Semi-MelodramaticOverall this movie had a suprisingly different taste. I serioulsy dont think this is a movie that the majority of people would gobble up, enjoy, or even get at all. Mainly because the subject matter of this movie is masked. The story is partly inspired by the theories of Psychologist/Author Alice Miller. Personally I think the film is a mockery of her theories about Adolf Hitler.
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