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      Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil

      TV-PG 1985 2h 30m Drama List
      Reviews 39% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Brothers Helmut (Bill Nighy) and Karl Hoffmann (John Shea) grow apart during World War II. Swept away by the hysteria of the Third Reich, blue-collar Karl becomes a storm trooper, but struggles to advance because of his lack of education. Helmut, a literature student at the University of Munich, disappoints his adviser, Professor Rosenberg (José Ferrer), by dropping out to join the SS. Both brothers fall for torch singer Mitzi (Lucy Gutteridge) -- though only one will live to regret his actions. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews It never rises above a flatness, to remain only a routine telling of familiar historical events. Rated: B- Jun 14, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Poor quality video on a small format Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Eighties American TV movie following on the good streak of movies based on the subject of German Nazism. This one tells the story of the lives of two brothers and their rise and falls through the ranks of the S.S. The production is rushed and considerably limited in technical quality, but the quality of the initial idea and a well written screenplay make this one of the better surviving exponents of the trend. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member underrated and underplayed Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member odd to see all "german" characters with english and american accents. sort of played out like a lifetime television melodrama, but it was okay. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Pretty good movie here... It gives us a nice view from the other side of the curtain, where young men were somehow swift off their feet with the enthusiasm that came with the rise of the Third Reich, and then the not so bright reality of it all as things got from bad to worst within Germany as time passed under Nazi rule... I really liked it. Pretty educative! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Good film but the pace is slow, and the picture quality is poor and some of the dubbing is poor. Although it is an English film with English actors in the roles of Germans, it goes horribly astray at times. Good insight how into how if people stand by and do nothing how people at times get away with unspeakable atrocities Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Brothers Helmut (Bill Nighy) and Karl Hoffmann (John Shea) grow apart during World War II. Swept away by the hysteria of the Third Reich, blue-collar Karl becomes a storm trooper, but struggles to advance because of his lack of education. Helmut, a literature student at the University of Munich, disappoints his adviser, Professor Rosenberg (José Ferrer), by dropping out to join the SS. Both brothers fall for torch singer Mitzi (Lucy Gutteridge) -- though only one will live to regret his actions.
      Director
      Jim Goddard
      Production Co
      Edgar J. Scherick Associates, Metromedia Producers Corporation (MPC)
      Rating
      TV-PG
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 4, 2019
      Runtime
      2h 30m
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