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    Hitler’s Hollywood

    Hitleri Hollywood |

    Director: Rüdiger Suchsland

    Country: Germany

    Year: 2017

    Length: 105'

    Language: In German with English subtitles

    Introduction by Mart Sander.

    “Hitler’s Hollywood” tells the story of one of the most important and dramatic periods in German cinema history. What does cinema know that we don’t know?

    The Third Reich cinema was a heavily censored industry and, at the same time, longed to be a German dream factory. It produced, among others, the Nazi blockbuster “Münchhausen”, at the request of Joseph Goebbels. It established its own celebrity star system and used the latest marketing tools.

    About 1000 feature films were produced in Germany between 1933 and 1945 and only a few were openly Nazi propaganda films, and even fewer can be considered harmless entertainment.

    We look at these films and the people behind them, and how stereotypes of the “enemy” and values of love and hate managed to be planted in viewers’ minds through films.