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German Director Does Holocaust Satire

German film producer Dani Levy is pulling a Mel Brooks. On January 11, his film, a comedy entitled, "Mein Führer: The Truly Truest Truth About Adolf Hitler" will be released in Germany. The fictitious comedy follows Hitler's descent in 1944 … Read More

By / December 28, 2006

German film producer Dani Levy is pulling a Mel Brooks. On January 11, his film, a comedy entitled, "Mein Führer: The Truly Truest Truth About Adolf Hitler" will be released in Germany. The fictitious comedy follows Hitler's descent in 1944 and subsequent last-ditch effort to hold his position of power by hiring a Jew to instruct him in public speaking.

Showcasing the trademark Jewish subversive comic relief:

Scenes of Hitler training his German shepherd dog to do "Heil Hitler" salutes or lying in the bath playing with a toy warship.

During therapy, Hitler wears a yellow tracksuit and reveals he is insecure, impotent and a bed-wetter.

The question remains: Is this "light-hearted" comedy charged and original enough to get people talking in a constructive manner or in such poor taste that people react negatively. Levy's mother, herself a Holocaust survivor, had this to say to her son, "Don't come complaining to me if the critics maul you.''

I guess sometimes mother really does know best.

To read more about the movie, click here.

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