Back to Films

Film Detail

Synopsis

Munich, 1919. Artist Max Rothman returns from World War I, his right arm missing. Unable to paint, he opens what quickly becomes an acclaimed art gallery. With his beautiful ballerina wife, exquisite children and a talented and passionate mistress, Max's new life is a complete success.

After a celebratory party for the opening of his new show, attended by Munich's finest, Max meets a fellow war veteran and aspiring artist, Adolf Hitler; a confused, lonely young man with no family and few friends. Max takes Hitler under his wing and encourages him to paint. But the young Hitler fails to deal with his personal demons through his art and transfers his creative talents to politics, where at last he finds an outlet for his raw beliefs.

Abandoning Max , Hitler begins his career, setting in motion what will be the most terrible period of 20th Century history.

Details

Year
2002
Type of film
Features
Running Time
tbc
Format
35mm
Director
Menno Meyjes
Producer
Francois Ivernel, Cameron McCracken
Screenwriter
Menno Meyjes
Director of Photography
Lajos Koltai
Principal Cast
John Cusack, Noah Taylor, Lee Lee Sobieski

Genre

Production Company

Pathe Pictures
Kent House
Market Place
London W1W 8AR
UK

Sales
Company

Pathe International
Contact: Kat Galer
Kent House
Market Place
London W1W 8AR
UK

T 00 44 (0)20 7462 4427
F 00 44 (0)20 7436 7891

internationalsales@pathe-uk.com
http://www.pathe-uk.com