Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
George Tabori's farcical stage play detailing Adolph Hitler's early years as a failed artist is adapted for the screen by director Urs Odermatt and producer/screenwriter Martin Lehwald. Departing from the Austrian province in 1910 to seek his fortune as a world famous painter, Hitler rents a room in Vienna homeless shelter and applies to get into the Academy of Fine Arts. Later, after receiving a rejection letter from the Academy and turning suicidal, Hitler's roommate - a Jewish bookseller named Schlomo Herzl - recommends that the passionate young man pursue a career in politics. Little did Schlomo realize that the fire burning inside of the frustrated artist had grown too powerful to contain, and before long Hitler has begun gaining power as the head of a notoriously violent radical group with diabolical ambitions.