Unrated | | Drama
In early-1930s Germany, a passionate stage actor finds himself before a dilemma: renounce his apolitical stance and comply with the Reich's doctrine, or face oblivion. But, Faustian bargains never end well. What is the price of success?
Never once is the name "Hitler" mentioned or Hitler's image shown throughout the film. Similarly: actor Rolf Hoppe's character, although obviously portraying Hermann Göring, is never referred to by name, only his title "marshall". Göring was reichsmarschall (Reich's Marshall), a title especially made for him as he was Hitler's next in command during the Third Reich. Nor is the traditional raised arm nazi salute ever done in the movie.
Am I not the most dreadful villain you have seen?
Contrary to what is depicted in the film, Hitler was not named chancellor of Germany after the Nazis won a majority in the Reichstag. He was appointed chancellor in January 1933 without proper parliamentary confirmation, and the Nazi Party did not win an absolute majority of votes in the next election (March 1933).
Hungarian, German, English