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"My God, they’re back!"
Posted by: McQ on Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Here's the scene. Berlin, 2006. The city is draped in Nazi flags.

No, seriously.

You see, Dani Levi, an Israeli film director, sought and got permission to turn the capital into replica of the 1939 model in an effort to capture the atmosphere of that time for a new film he's making ... a comedy if you can imagine ... about Hitler.

Now if that isn't wierd enough for you, you know, Israeli director making a comedy about Hitler, well there's more.

Apparently, while they had the permission of the city, no one bothered to notify the tourists and locals of what was happening.

Obviously it sparked the expected comments:
“I think it’s really tasteless, especially as it’s happening next to the cathedral,” said Gabi Metzler, from Bavaria, standing on the church steps to get a better view.
And some were concerned:
“My God,” said Benny Zimmerman, from St Louis, as he left Berlin Cathedral. “They’re back!”
But it also had it's more humorous side:
“It’s our first visit to Berlin,” said her friend, Gertrude. “Things seem to have changed much less than we had expected.”
I'm sorry, but I lost it when I read that one.

Then there was the exuberant extra:
The making of the film has given many the chance to perform illegal acts. “Where else in Germany can you shout ‘Heil Hitler’ at the top of your voice?” said one extra.
Fact is stranger than fiction.

Seriously. You can't make stuff up as good as this.
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A comedy about Hitler? Has anyone involved seen "The Producers"?
Written By: Wacky Hermit
Howzabout "Der Fuhrer’s Face" by Spike Jones and The City Slickers?
Written By: D
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Wacky, funny you should mention that. I was starting to hum "Springtime for Hitler." How about Brooks’ remake of "To Be or Not To Be"? Not as good as the Jack Benny original, but watchable at least once.
Written By: Perry Eidelbus
a comedy if you can imagine ... about Hitler

"Don’t be stupid, be a schmarty....comon, join the Nazi party!"

Mel Brooks is the master
Written By: shark
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"Just an old Fascist love song,
One I’m sure they wrote for you and me,
Just an old Fascist love song
Coming down in three part harmony."

Seriously, this must have taken quite a dispensation. The decal sheets for model aircraft produced in Germany have the swastika split into two pieces in order to stay within the law.
Written By: triticale

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