Er ist wieder da

Er ist wieder da (Look Who’s Back in the english version) is a best selling German satirical novel about Adolf Hitler by Timur Vermes, published in 2012 by Eichborn Verlag. The novel was adapted into a German movie of the same name, which was released in 2015. In 2011, Adolf Hitler wakes up in a vacant lot in Berlin, with no knowledge of anything that happened following his death in 1945. Homeless and destitute, he interprets everything he sees and experiences in 2011 from a Nazi perspective (for instance, he assumes that Turks in Germany are an indicator of Karl Dönitz having persuaded Turkey to join the Axis, and thinks that Wikipedia is named for “Wikinger”) and although everyone recognizes him, nobody believes that he is Hitler; instead, they think he is either a comedian or a method actor. The feature film premiered in Germany on 2015, starring Oliver Masucci as Hitler, and directed by David Wnendt. As a part of the movie’s promotion campaign, Masucci was made to appear as Hitler in several German cities, including the filming locations Brandenburg and Berlin, testing the public’s reactions; including at least one appearance close to an NPD rally.

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