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Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil
Original name: Hitler's SS: Portrait In Evil
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The two-part TV movie Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil crystallizes that evil by concentrating on two Berlin brothers. In 1931, Helmut Hoffman (Bill Nighy) a brilliant student and self-styled opportunist, joins Hitler's SS. At the same time, his younger brother Karl (John Shea), a top athlete and idealist, becomes a chauffeur for the "S.A." (storm troopers).
Style: disturbing, serious, bleak, realistic, captivating, national socialism
Plot: rise and fall, siblings relations, political unrest, war, wartime life, society, life is a bitch, uncover truth, moral dilemma, battles, coming of age, politics, against humanity, state affairs, family relations, cabaret, nazis, third reich, ss, nazi germany, gestapo, concentration camp, crisis of conscience, firing squad, terror ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: europe, germany
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It Happened Here
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Duration: 97 min.
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The Aryan Couple
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Duration: 119 min.
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The Boat Is Full
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Duration: 101 min.
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Duration: 106 min.
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