Film

Look Who’s Back

Wed 22 Nov / Quarterhouse

When Adolf Hitler reawakens at the site of his former bunker 70 years later, he's mistaken for a brilliant comedian and becomes a media phenomenon. The film, based on the bestselling novel by Timur Vermes, translated into English by Jamie Bulloch, was a huge hit in Germany.

“Germans should be able to laugh at Hitler, rather than viewing him as a monster, because that relieves him of responsibility for his deeds and diverts attention from his guilt for the Holocaust but it should be the type of laugh that catches in your throat and you’re almost ashamed when you realise what you’re doing.” Director David Wnendt

The film is 1h56 long to be followed by a discussion with Jamie Bulloch so that we hopefully don’t have to talk about Hitler and WW2 in the panel discussion.

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