Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Rebranding Downfall

Last year, one of my "Year in Film" selections was Downfall, a searing 2004 German film depicting Hitler's last days. It's a fascinating portrait of a man losing his grip on reality (whatever grip he had, of course). So it's in German, of course, with English subtitles. The foreign language, and Hitler's central blowup, has apparently spawned an entire genre of re-subtitled parodies, like this one:

Much funnier than the original!

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