The film shows the seizure of power by the Nazis and Hitler wants a trial, at a time when France has just declared war on Germany (Sept. 3, 1939).
The young, despotic and untalented artist Adolf Hitler comes to Vienna to study art. He befriends the Jew Schlomo Herzl working on a novel with the title "Mein Kampf". Hitler is rejected by the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. Herzl's concern for the sad young man continues, and leads him to a new career with disastrous consequences for world history.
An attempt to observe life from the outside - to gain distance, to not interfere, to just observe. Two young women sitting in a café on a summer day, a family arriving at the airport, an older woman sitting alone in a train, adult children standing in front of the hospital where their father is dying. Situations found everyday, a thousand times over. But what happens when you try to depict this normality?
A singular cinematic experience that is alternatively tragic, poignant and deeply disturbing, MEIN KRIEG offers an unprecedented documentary view of World War II through the eyes of six young German soldiers. Carrying home movie cameras through training and combat in devastated Belorussia, these six Wehrmacht infantrymen created profoundly moving documents of the horrors of war and captured the odd moments of haunting beauty and human intimacy that occasionally rose from this 20th Century Armageddon. This remarkably well preserved footage–much of it in sharp and vibrant color–offers a soldier's-eye view of the day-to-day workings of the Nazi war machine as it advanced into Russia during 1942. The only narrative voices are those of the soldiers who, fifty years later, recall the transgressions of their youths, recount the social pressures that coerced them into military service and reflect the emotional repercussions they have experienced in the decades that followed. By endowing fascism at its most extreme with a human face, MEIN KRIEG helps us better understand how the unthinkable was able to occur, and serves as an eerie reminder of how tenuous is the division between patriotic extremism and regimented barbarity.
My Führer – The Really Truest Truth about Adolf Hitler (German: Mein Führer – Die wirklich wahrste Wahrheit über Adolf Hitler) is a 2007 German comedy film directed by Dani Levy.The setting is World War II, around New Year's of 1945. This comedy tells the story of Adolf Hitler and his preparation for a big New Year's speech. Hitler is too depressed to speak, so a Jewish acting coach is called in to tutor him.Levy said he was influenced by the theory of Swiss-based psychologist Alice Miller, published in 1980, that something must have gone wrong with Hitler in his childhood.Director Dani Levy himself is from a Jewish family.Ulrich Noethen also played Heinrich Himmler in Downfall (2004).Sylvester Groth would play Joseph Goebbels once again in Inglourious Basterds (2009).