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Wir Wunderkinder (Aren't We Wonderful?) (1958)

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A biting and effective semi-experimental film about Nazism in Germany, director Kurt Hoffmann tells the story in a long flashback, starting in 1913 and playing out like a silent movie on a small screen. Every once in awhile, the action scenes, which are narrated in a voiceover, are paused for a little ironic piano music and accompanying lyrics. Hans (Hansjorg Felmy) is an anti-Nazi journalist who loses his job because he will not join the party. Bruno (Robert Graf) is a dim-witted, brutal, pro-Nazi follower who joins up to gain the recognition he desires. Years later, Bruno is a ruthless industrialist whose Nazi tactics and philosophy have not changed at all, and Hans is a VIP editor now dedicated to exposing men like Bruno for what they were during the war. The result and the accompanying commentary are quite hard-hitting. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Cast

Hansjörg Felmy
as Hans Boeckel
Robert Graf
as Bruno Tiches
Elisabeth Flickenschildt
as Frau Meisegeier
Tatjana Sais
as Frau Haflingen
Liesl Karlstadt
as Frau Roselieb
Michl Lang
as Herr Roselieb
Wolfgang Neuss
as Erklarer (Narrator)
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