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Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 01/2016

German critic-filmmaker Rüdiger Suchsland will collaborate again with Berlin-based LOOKS Filmproduktionen and the Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Foundation for his next project HITLER'S HOLLYWOOD after successfully working together on FROM CALIGARI TO HITLER which premiered at the 2014 Venice Film Festival in the Venice Classics sidebar.

Explaining the new project's title, Suchsland says that "Hollywood was always something that the Nazis wanted to emulate. Speeches and documents provide evidence that there was a clear plan by the Nazis, and particularly Goebbels and Hitler, to establish a kind of alternative Hollywood, to copy Hollywood's international success and to use it for Nazi ideology."
Genre Art, Educational, History
Category Documentary
Director Rüdiger Suchsland
Screenplay Rüdiger Suchsland
Producer Martina Haubrich
Co-Producer Ernst Szebedits
Production Company LOOKS Filmproduktionen/Berlin, in cooperation with Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Foundation/Wiesbaden
Shooting Dates January-February 2016
Festivals Telluride 2017, Gent 2017, Sao Paulo 2017, Hong Kong 2018, BAFICI 2018, IndieLisboa 2018, Jerusalem 2018
With backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, HessenFilm und Medien
German Distributor Real Fiction Filmverleih/Cologne

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