Après Mein Kampf Mes Crimes (1940)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature]  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Released several times under several titles in the U.S. during WWII, Apres Mein Kampf Mes Crimes (aka My Crimes After Mein Kampf) was perhaps the last anti-Nazi film produced in France before the Germans moved into Paris. The film traces the life story of Adolph Hitler, from his first involvement in fascist activities to his takeover of most of Europe. The story ends on a hopeful note, delineating the possibility of Hitler's imminent downfall (which, alas, was still 5 years in the future). Actual photographs and newsreel shots of Der Fuhrer's rise to power are utilized, with various continuity gaps plugged by re-enactments. One can only speculate on the fates of the various production personnel involved in the making of Apres Mein Kampf Mes Crimes, many of whom simply vanished from the face of the earth.

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anti-Nazi, dictator, tyrant