Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Hitler : The Rise of Evil

A unique slant, profiling the life of Adolf Hitler as a child and his rise through the ranks of the National German Workers' Party prior to World War II.


·         Robert Carlyle as Adolf Hitler
·         Stockard Channing as Klara Hitler
·         Jena Malone as Geli Raubal
·         Julianna Margulies as Helene Hanfstaengl
·         Matthew Modine as Fritz Gerlich
·         Liev Schreiber as Ernst Hanfstaengl
·         Peter Stormare as Ernst Röhm
·         Friedrich von Thun as Erich Ludendorff
·         Peter O'Toole as Paul von Hindenburg
·         Zoe Telford as Eva Braun
·         Terence Harvey as Gustav von Kahr
·         Justin Salinger as Dr. Joseph Goebbels
·         Chris Larkin as Hermann Göring
·         James Babson as Rudolf Hess
·         Patricia Netzer as Sophie Gerlich
·         Harvey Friedman as Friedrich Hollaender
·         Nicole Marischka as Blandine Ebinger
·         Julie-Ann Hassett as Angela Hitler
·         Thomas Sangster as Hitler (age 10)
·         Simon Sullivan as Hitler (age 17)
·         Robert Glenister as Anton Drexler
·         Brendan Hughes as Hugo Gutmann
·         Ian Hogg as Alois Hitler
                                                                                                                      Source Wikipedia

No part in the entire movie will you feel bored. The actors grip you by their side for entire 2hrs 40mins and you wish the film should never end.
Robert Carlyle does an impressive job. You hate him for obvious reasons but I don’t know why there are certain moments where you start understanding his point of view(though it might be wrong and outrageous).
All other supporting characters were played very well and is commendable.

The director was able to recreate the era of WW1 ad WW2 successfully. I don’t he did it on purpose or not but most of the scenes here are shot in the style of movies of 1960s.

Writing is the real king of the plot. The hate speeches leaves a great impact on the minds of the audience.

The tory is more like an autobiography of Hitler Right from his childhood, till the year he comes in full power, is the entire story here. Not many of us know how did Hitler actually rise to such power that he became the world’s cruellest yet the most famous dictator of all time
I highly recommended this one for history fanatics but if you don’t usually watch movies which are too metaphoric and deep rooted in their own self, this is not the one you should watch.
My rating is 4.5/5.