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Look Who's Back ...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Riptide, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Story is from October, but wow. Those krazy Krauts.


    Look Who’s Back, a comedy about the return of Hitler, has become an unlikely hit in Germany, heading to the top of the box office chart in its third week of release.

    The Borat-style film, based on the bestselling novel by Timur Vermes, puts Adolf Hitler back into German society and utilises the reactions of real people for humour. Over the weekend, it knocked Pixar’s hit adventure Inside Out off the top spot and became the country’s No 1 release. It has already made around £8.5m.

    “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,” director David Wnendt told the Guardian. “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.”

    The plot imagines that Hitler has woken up in modern day Berlin, with no memory of any event post-1945 and ends up getting his own TV show. The book was a huge hit in Germany, selling 14m copies.

    Hitler comedy Look Who's Back becomes Germany's No 1 movie
  2. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    Time for Hitler's pineapple.
  3. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Hey, it's springtime, so this is kind of good timing.
    HanSenSE and expendable like this.
  4. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    "Inside Out" is still in theaters in Germany?
    Mr. Sunshine likes this.
  5. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Is this the corollary of Godwin's law?
  6. JRoyal

    JRoyal Well-Known Member

    Story is from October.
  7. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Did Dick Whitman hijack Riptide's log-in?
  8. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

  9. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    OK, I failed reading comprehension 101 today. But I was a bit overwhelmed at the big old photo of ADOLF.

    Mein Fuhrer, I can walk!
  10. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Stop quoting yourself, dork.
  11. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

  12. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    Look Who’s Back is the second homegrown hit this year for Germany’s Constantin Film, which also released Suck Me Shakespeer 2, a comedy that has made over £42m.

    Can't wait for Suck Me Shakespeer 3.
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