Selling Hitler

Selling Hitler

Director: Alastair Reid

Cast: Alastair Reid, Jonathan Pryce, Alan Bennett, Alexei Sayle

     
 

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A gullible German reporter attempts to revive his floundering career by releasing Hitler's lost diaries, only to find that he's become the victim of an elaborate hoax, in this black comedy based on actual events. Gerd Heidemann (Jonathan Pryce) calls himself "The Bloodhound" for his uncanny ability to sniff out a lead. But lately Gerd's nose has led him astray, so

Overview

A gullible German reporter attempts to revive his floundering career by releasing Hitler's lost diaries, only to find that he's become the victim of an elaborate hoax, in this black comedy based on actual events. Gerd Heidemann (Jonathan Pryce) calls himself "The Bloodhound" for his uncanny ability to sniff out a lead. But lately Gerd's nose has led him astray, so upon unearthing some documents that appear to be The Führer's personal writings, he persuades Stern Manazine that the story is worth millions. But after the editors cough up the cash for the documents, it's discovered that a Stuttgart counterfeiter has been selling the fakes at his shop for years. Of course now that virtually every major media outlet in the world has run the story, they'll require a scapegoat to keep their reputations intact, and their empires from crumbling. Barry Humphries, Tom Baker, Alison Doody, and Alan Bennett co-star.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/13/2010
UPC:
0054961842193
Original Release:
2000
Rating:
NR
Source:
Acorn Media
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
4:16:00
Sales rank:
77,847

Special Features

Background on the aftermath of the Hitler Diaries

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Selling Hitler: Episodes 1, 2, & 3
1. A Basis in Truth [4:43]
2. The Carin ll [6:10]
3. Furnishing [6:14]
4. A History Lesson [11:48]
5. The Diary [12:33]
6. Conny [10:49]
1. A Forger's Dream [4:43]
2. On His Terms [6:10]
3. To the Future [6:14]
4. Holding History [11:48]
5. Swastikas Sell [12:33]
6. Getting Greedy [10:49]
1. A Ring of Truth [4:43]
2. Authentication [6:10]
3. David Irving [6:14]
4. Nazi Treasures [11:48]
5. Leak [12:33]
6. No Deal [10:49]
Disc #2 -- Selling Hitler: Episodes, 4 & 5 - Bonus
1. Accusations [8:32]
2. Publication Strategy [9:09]
3. Fatal Flaw [7:32]
4. Get Him to Zurich! [5:57]
5. Inspecting Every Line [9:37]
6. Bidding War [10:45]
1. The Deal [11:00]
2. The Hitler Edition [9:15]
3. Doubts [9:55]
4. The Reveal [5:11]
5. Proof? [9:30]
6. Better Luck Next Time [6:55]

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