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The Meaning of Hitler (2021)

Opens on August 13

Director: Michael Tucker, Petra Epperlein Run Time: 92 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2020

Starring: Beate and Serge Klarsfeld, Deborah Lipstadt, Martin Amis, Richard Evans, Saul Friedlander

Countries: United States
Languages: English, German

“dangerous and essential…a jagged intellectual wakeup call that cuts deep”

– Eric Kohn for IndieWire

About the film:

Official selection of DOC NYC

This provocative consideration of the lasting influence and draw of Hitler provides insight into the resurgence of white supremacy, antisemitism, and the weaponization of history.

Shot in nine countries, the film traces Hitler’s movements, his rise to power and the scenes of his crimes as historians and writers, along with famed Nazi hunters Beate and Serge Klarsfeld, weigh in on the lasting impact of his virulent ideology.

About the filmmaker:

Filmmakers Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker are a highly acclaimed husband-and-wife team who work between New York and Berlin. They create films that explore national identity, including four films on the lived experience of the Iraq War beginning with their debut feature Gunner Place. Their 2013 film The Flag looked at the symbols and icons of 9/11 America, and their 2016 film Karl Marx City is a search for the truth about Epperlein’s late father’s suicide and his rumored Stasi past in East Germany.

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