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Speer and Hitler: The Devil’s Architect

Synopsis
This award-winning, three-part docudrama tears open the veil of myths and half-truths obscuring a central figure of the Nazi regime. A man of profound contradictions, Albert Speer was a cultivated intellectual who allied himself with the 20th-century’s most horrifying embodiment of evil. A brilliant architect, he built ostentatious monuments and controlled Germany’s wartime industry. During Hitler’s final months, Speer the protégé would turn against his master. Rare archive and home movie footage of the two men, interviews with Albert Speer’s children and a cast led by Sebastian Koch provide a revealing look behind the staged self-portrayals of Hitler and his architect.
Language
German (Standard) (German with English subtitles)
Country
Germany
Year of release
2011
Year of production
2005
Subjects
German studies; History
Keywords
architecture - German; dramatised documentary films; Hitler, Adolf; Speer, Albert

Credits

Director
Heinrich Breloer
Cast
Sebastian Koch 
Tobias Moretti 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£19.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
272 minutes
Year
2011

Distributor

Name

Second Sight Films Ltd

Email
info@secondsightfilms.co.uk
Web
http://www.secondsightfilms.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 8977 0553
Fax
020 8977 1470
Address
16 Connaught Road
Teddington
London
TW11 0PS
Notes
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