Hitler; A Comedy Goldmine?

Had we read about this on April 1st, we’d have laughed on moved on, but, appearantly, no:

Mein Kampf, based on a dark farce by Hungarian playwright George Tabori, is set in a Vienna hostel before World War One. In the play, an insecure Hitler is befriended by an elderly Jew who gives him his infamous hair style and toothbrush mustache.  Tom Schilling (Elementary Particles) will star as Hitler, and Goetz Georg as his Jewish friend, Schlomo Herzl (editors; seriously?). Urs Odermatt will direct the production, which starts shooting in Vienna this week. UFA plans to release the film in Germany next year.

A German making a comedy about Nazis. Well well well. So when can we expect an American director to start making a comedy about slavery? Who said that was Amistad? That was in poor taste. Shame on you……

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