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Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 02/2015

70 years after his presumed death, Adolf Hitler wakes up on an empty plot of land in Berlin. He embarks on a new career in television because everybody thinks he’s a great comedian, whereas, in fact, he’s the real deal…

Adolf Hitler, in full regalia, wakes up on a patch of wasteland in Berlin. Having failed to find his bunker, he takes up temporary residence in a newspaper kiosk. There he is discovered by some TV producers who take him to be a Hitler impersonator of rare method-acting genius. Soon he becomes the star of their satirical program. His rants against foreigners and the welfare state are both consumed as comedy and secretly admired by a German public fed up with modern politics.
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Director David Wnendt
Screenplay David Wnendt, Minna Fischgartl
Cinematography Hanno Lentz
Cast Oliver Masucci, Fabian Busch, Christoph Maria Herbst, Katja Riemann
Producers Christoph Müller, Lars Dittrich
Co-Producers Martin Moszkowicz, Oliver Berben
Production Company Mythos Film, in co-production with Constantin Film Produktion
Shooting Dates November 2014-December 2014
With backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds
German Distributor Constantin Film Verleih

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