Germany considering movie about Hitler for Oscars

August 7, 2016  

A satirical comedy about Adolf Hitler is one of eight titles that Germany is considering as its submission for next year’s foreign language film Oscar, the BBC reports.

The film, entitled “Look Who’s Back” (Er Ist Wieder Da in German) imagines Hitler waking up in modern-day Berlin and getting his own television show.

It is based on a novel by the author Timur Vermes and was a box-office hit when it came out in Germany last year and was subsequently bought by Netflix, according to the BBC.

Germany’s submission will be chosen by an independent jury on August 25.

Another film on Hitler, Downfall (Der Untergang), which deals with Hitler’s final days, was nominated for the award two years earlier.

Look Who’s Back is one of four titles on the shortlist about Nazis, with others including a new version of The Diary of Anne Frank and a film about the German prosecutor Fritz Bauer.

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