Mein Führer - Die wirklich wahrste Wahrheit über Adolf Hitler

Mein Führer - Die wirklich wahrste Wahrheit über Adolf Hitler

Deutschland 2006/2007, Spielfilm

Inhalt

My Führer – The Truly Truest Truth About Adolf Hitler

It is December 25, 1944, and Berlin lies in ruin and rubble. The Total War appears to be totally lost. Reich Propaganda Minister Dr. Joseph Goebbels realizes that the country needs to be jolted into action, and he already has an idea about how to do it. The Führer is to hold a flaming New Year's address in front of a fake cardboard image of undamaged Berlin which will be spread throughout the land by the weekly newsreel cameras in order to remobilize the masses for the war. There is only one problem: Adolf Hitler is only a shadow of his former "greatness"; demoralized and depressed, he has holed up in his office, completely avoiding the public. The only man who can help him now is the Jewish actor Adolf Grünbaum, who once taught Hitler how to act when he was beginning his political career. Goebbels has Grünbaum and his family released from Sachsenhausen concentration camp. But time is of the essence: in five days Hitler has to be in top form...

In this film Dani Levy takes up the tradition – for the first time in Germany – of (tragi-)comedies about the Hitler period: "I have tried to write like Karl May, who invented 'his' world of Indians and 'his' rabian world. The conditions and the story that are described in 'My Führer' are based on knowledge of those times, but freely invented. Why? Because for me the fantasy, the fable independent of any facts, might just be nearer to the truth. Or in other words: I do not want to accord this cynical, psychically desolate person the honour of a realistic depiction."

Source: 57. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Dani Levy
Screenplay:Dani Levy
Director of photography:Carl-F. Koschnick, Carsten Thiele
Editing:Peter R. Adam
Music:Niki Reiser
  
Cast: 
Helge SchneiderAdolf Hitler
Ulrich MüheProf. Adolf Grünbaum
Sylvester GrothDr. Joseph Goebbels
Adriana AltarasElsa Grünbaum
Stefan KurtAlbert Speer
Ulrich NoethenHeinrich Himmler
Lambert HamelObergruppenführer Rattenhuber
Udo KroschwaldMartin Borman
Torsten MichaelisSS-Wachmann Moltke
Axel WernerErich Kempka
Victor ScheféRottenführer Puffke
Lars RudolphKammerdiener Heinz Linge
Wolfgang BeckerKZ-Kommandant Banner
Bernd StegemannDr. Morell
Ilja RichterKurt Gerheim
Katja RiemannEva Braun
Meret BeckerSekretärin
Marion KrachtMaskenbildnerin Rosemarie Riefenstahl
Tim FischerKempkas Geliebte(r)
Natascha BubUFA Schauspielerin
  
Production company:X Filme Directors Pool GmbH (Berlin)
Producer:Stefan Arndt

All Credits

Director:Dani Levy
Assistant director:Arndt Wiegering, Tanja Däberitz
Script supervisor:Nancy Rivas
Screenplay:Dani Levy
Director of photography:Carl-F. Koschnick, Carsten Thiele
Assistant camera:Nina Scheele, Arnd Geißheimer, Andres Lizana Prado
2nd Camera unit:Carsten Thiele (Modellaufnahmen)
Optical effects:Frank Schlegel (Überwachung)
Titles / Opticals:Darius Ghanai
Lighting design:Tommy Schulz
Key grip:Nico Storch
Set design:Ulrike Eversmeier (Assistenz), Christian Eisele (Szenenbild), Frank Schlegel (Modelle)
Make-up artist:Gregor Eckstein, Jeanette-Nicole Latzelsberger
Costume design:Nicole Fischnaller, Peter Bax (Assistenz)
Editing:Peter R. Adam
Sound:Raoul Grass
Audio mixing:Hubert Bartholomae
Special effects:Markus Degen (Überwachung)
Casting:Simone Bär
Music:Niki Reiser
  
Cast: 
Helge SchneiderAdolf Hitler
Ulrich MüheProf. Adolf Grünbaum
Sylvester GrothDr. Joseph Goebbels
Adriana AltarasElsa Grünbaum
Stefan KurtAlbert Speer
Ulrich NoethenHeinrich Himmler
Lambert HamelObergruppenführer Rattenhuber
Udo KroschwaldMartin Borman
Torsten MichaelisSS-Wachmann Moltke
Axel WernerErich Kempka
Victor ScheféRottenführer Puffke
Lars RudolphKammerdiener Heinz Linge
Wolfgang BeckerKZ-Kommandant Banner
Bernd StegemannDr. Morell
Ilja RichterKurt Gerheim
Katja RiemannEva Braun
Meret BeckerSekretärin
Marion KrachtMaskenbildnerin Rosemarie Riefenstahl
Tim FischerKempkas Geliebte(r)
Natascha BubUFA Schauspielerin
  
Production company:X Filme Directors Pool GmbH (Berlin)
in co-production with:X Filme Creative Pool GmbH (Berlin), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln), Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) (München), Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden)
Producer:Stefan Arndt
Producer (TV):Barbara Buhl, Bettina Reitz, Andreas Schreitmüller
Line producer:Marcos Kantis
Unit production manager:Peter Hartwig
Post-production:Andreas Dobers (Überwachung)
Shoot:: Berlin
Original distributor:X Verleih AG (Berlin)
Funding:Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), Hessen Invest (Frankfurt am Main), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin)
Length:2605, 95 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe + s/w, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung: 14.12.2006, 108516, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 09.01.2007, Essen, Lichtburg;
Kinostart (DE): 11.01.2007;
TV-Erstsendung (DE FR): 23.04.2009, Arte

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Mein Führer - Die wirklich wahrste Wahrheit über Adolf Hitler
Weiterer Titel (DE) Mein Führer

Versions

Original

Length:2605, 95 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe + s/w, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung: 14.12.2006, 108516, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 09.01.2007, Essen, Lichtburg;
Kinostart (DE): 11.01.2007;
TV-Erstsendung (DE FR): 23.04.2009, Arte
 

Awards

Preis der deutschen Filmkritik 2007 2008
Bester Darsteller
 
FBW 2006
Prädikat: wertvoll