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A Reich Mess

by | 17th, September 2004

‘WHERE parody once used to follow the object it was parodying, these days it anticipates it.

‘All I vont is a little piece…of Poland’

And so it was only a matter of time before someone who had watched Mel Brooks’ The Producers when they were younger brought Springtime For Hitler to the cinema.

The result is actually called The Downfall – and is, according to its German producer, an attempt to “break the taboos and demonisation” surrounding the Nazi leader.

Several commentators, says the Independent, hailed the £9m film as ushering in a new historical evaluation of the country’s darkest era.

The only problem is…it sucks.

Der Spiegel described it as “as harmless and superficial

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