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Hitler: A Film from Germany

Summary: Director Hans-Jurgen Syberberg examines the rise and fall of the Third Reich in this brooding seven-hour masterpiece, which incorporates puppetry, rear-screen projection, and a Wagnerian score into a singular epic vision. Syberber...
Runtime: 7 h 22 min

Movie budget: $ 1,000,000
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