My Fuhrer


1h 29m 2007

Brief Synopsis

In December, 1944 Berlin lies in ruins and the war is as good as lost. Joseph Goebbels is convinced that all the country needs is a re-energizing speech from the Führer. Adolf, however, is only a shadow of his former self; demoralized and depressed, he hides in his office and avoids contact with the

Film Details

Also Known As
Mein Fuehrer: Die Wirklich Wahrste Wahrheit Ueber Adolf Hitler, Mein Fuhrer: Die Wirklich Wahrste Wahrheit Uber Adolf Hitler, My Fuhrer: The Absolutely Truest Truth About Adolf Hitler, My Fuhrer: The Really Truest Truth About Adolf Hitler, My Fuhrer: The Truly Truest Truth About Adolf Hitler
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Arte; Bayerischer Rundfunk; Beta Film; Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg Gmbh; Westdeutscher Rundfunk (Wdr); X-Filme Creative Pool
Distribution Company
First Run Features; Alfa Films; Baditri; Bontonfilm; Fidalgo; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; Filmladen Gmbh; First Run Features; First Run Features Home Video; Jour 2 FOte; Millennium; Monolith Films Sp. Z O.O.; Tatra Film; Warner Bros. Pictures International; X Verleih
Location
Germany

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m

Synopsis

In December, 1944 Berlin lies in ruins and the war is as good as lost. Joseph Goebbels is convinced that all the country needs is a re-energizing speech from the Führer. Adolf, however, is only a shadow of his former self; demoralized and depressed, he hides in his office and avoids contact with the public.The only man who can help is Germany's finest acting teacher, Adolf Grünbaum - a Jew. Goebbels spirits the teacher and his family out of a concentration camp and sets them up in the Reich Chancellery, with only five days for the Führer to return to top form. Professor Grünbaum employs everything from relaxation exercises to psychotherapy in his work with the Führer; when he takes Hitler back to his difficult childhood, the man's traumatic memories bring him to tears. The momentous day of the Führer's speech finally arrives, but an unnerved Hitler loses his voice and forces Grünbaum to hide under the stage and deliver the fiery speech to the masses while the Führer lip syncs and gestures wildly from the platform above. Soon, though, Grünbaum begins deviating from the written and practiced speech and presents an utterly different interpretation of Germany's situation, which leaves the assembled masses visibly astonished.

Film Details

Also Known As
Mein Fuehrer: Die Wirklich Wahrste Wahrheit Ueber Adolf Hitler, Mein Fuhrer: Die Wirklich Wahrste Wahrheit Uber Adolf Hitler, My Fuhrer: The Absolutely Truest Truth About Adolf Hitler, My Fuhrer: The Really Truest Truth About Adolf Hitler, My Fuhrer: The Truly Truest Truth About Adolf Hitler
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Arte; Bayerischer Rundfunk; Beta Film; Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg Gmbh; Westdeutscher Rundfunk (Wdr); X-Filme Creative Pool
Distribution Company
First Run Features; Alfa Films; Baditri; Bontonfilm; Fidalgo; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; Filmladen Gmbh; First Run Features; First Run Features Home Video; Jour 2 FOte; Millennium; Monolith Films Sp. Z O.O.; Tatra Film; Warner Bros. Pictures International; X Verleih
Location
Germany

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer August 14, 2009

Released in United States on Video January 19, 2010

Released in United States 2007

Released in United States February 2007

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (Out of Competition) August 23-September 3, 2007.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (German Cinema) February 8-18, 2007.

Released in United States Summer August 14, 2009 (NY)

Released in United States on Video January 19, 2010

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (Out of Competition) August 23-September 3, 2007.)

Released in United States February 2007 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (German Cinema) February 8-18, 2007. )