Mein Führer - Die wirklich wahrste Wahrheit über Adolf Hitler (My Fuhrer) (2007)
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as Adolf Hitler
as Prof. Adolf Grünbaum
as Dr. Joseph Goebbels
as Elsa Grünbaum
as Albert Speer
as Heinrich Himmler
as Lieutenant-General Rattenhuber
as Martin Bormann
as Erich Kempka
as Eva Braun
as Kurt Gerheim
Critic Reviews for Mein Führer - Die wirklich wahrste Wahrheit über Adolf Hitler (My Fuhrer)
Of anthropological interest, My Führer is like a curio exhibit in a Museum of German Comedy rather than a very amusing or profound entertainment for international audiences.
Audience Reviews for Mein Führer - Die wirklich wahrste Wahrheit über Adolf Hitler (My Fuhrer)
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-Melodramatic
Overall 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.
The story however does not concentrate soely on Hitler, it is a story told by Adolf Grunbaum, a Jewish actor who was chosen to "inspire and teach" Hitler, before his big proclamation speech to the german nation.
In the begining, Adolf Grundbaum says that that this story is so true, that it might not even be included in any history book ever written.
I think this is quite a creative clever movie with a subtle hint of darkness and evil around it. The "weird image" of Grundbaum in the end was used very cleverly, and I think the movie was made not to make fun of Hitler but of certain people. Humor varies from person to person, and at the end it leaves you with a pretty truthful message.
100 years from now, authors will still write about him, and actors and comedians will still depict him.
We always want to understand what we cannot truely understand...
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