At first I thought the film was politically insensitive. But then it became something entirely different and the comedy leads into horror. What if Hitler did come back? Would people still follow him? Some of the film was filmed with real members of the public and the reactions 'Hitler' provokes range from bemusement, hostility and terrifyingly agreement! The filmmakers lull the viewer in and then hit us with a punch to the gut. Remarkable.
Not as funny as I hoped it would be. The ending was a (good) slap in the face though, nicely done.
Unfortunately a very bad film adaptation of the very good book.
-- I watched this in German, not English; understand the following under that pretence --
Not very funny, with a few very obvious play on words but a striking and scary at times portrayal of our current world. The idea is to show how/if Hitler would be accepted in today's world and if he could once again motivate people to vote for him and his plans.
The ending really shows the state of our world and even if you decide to not watch the whole movie I highly suggest you watch the last scene to really get a quick look at what the film wants to bring over (begins around 1:42:30).
"Laugh not merely at Hitler, but also with him."
Didn't like it. I haven't read a book, may be it's really good but movie is weird. I can't understand for what it was created? What is idea? What happens here? aaaw
Film non eccessivamente divertente ma piacevole da guardare. Consigliato per perdere un po' di tempo
The first half of the film is a bit slow. It spends quite a time establishing how Hitler would react to the world he doesn't know and, in turn, how people would react to someone who dressed exactly like him; but the way it's done is a bit dragging, with a frequent pun jokes and some historical accuracy flops (Hitler should have known what happened to Ottoman Turkey, and Hitler didn't co-found DAP).
It raises the main question after all that though: what if Hitler really came back to our world? The filmmakers "test" this hypothesis by filming the film with real Berliners, with varying reaction seeing someone posing as Hitler: some being outright disgusted, some laughed, some others easily do the Nazi salute. Rising as a television star in the film's world, "TV Hitler"'s speech became a farce to a number audience, but some others really do believe in what he's saying. Then, in the ultimate scene, Hitler's speech actually made me rethink the question the film asked. "Am I [a monster]?" Hitler asked, "Then, you must also condemn who elected this monster. Were they all monsters?" Pointing finger to one figure makes us ignore the problem that was inside the zeitgeist at the time. If there were no Hitler, there would be another in his position. The film then ends with shots that give us a slap to our face.
Were it not for the slow first half, this would easily be in my favorite.
It's as far from a comedy as it can be. Ending is surprising and really changes the way you feel about the movie.
What is billed as a comedy turns out to be a really thought provoking movie. I really enjoyed this and would definitely watch it again.
Very funny, but ends on a very serious and thought-provoking note. Amateurish editing or effects in some sequences and bad subtitles ("Don't be so deflated!") hampered the overall film a bit. Still very much worth a watch!
Why those gags?! Fortunately there are not too many so that you can pass over them and still give this a 8/10.
Could've used some cutting for better pacing, but overall it wasn't bad, on the contrary... it was quite funny.
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