Führer and Seducer

by Joachim A. Lang

Director Joachim A. Lang (Mack the Knife) puts an end to the underestimation and trivialization of Goebbels' Nazi propaganda without ever diminishing the responsibility of millions of Germans for the crimes of the Third Reich.

Joseph Goebbels, the Minister of Propaganda, accompanies Hitler during the seven years from the „Anschluss“ of Austria in March 1938 to the murder and suicide in the Führerbunker in May 1945. While Hitler is at the height of his power, Goebbels is the creator of the pictures of the flag waving crowds and of the anti-Semitic films "Jud Süß" and "Der ewige Jude", that prepare the people for the mass murder of the Jews. After the defeat at Stalingrad and the situation becoming increasingly hopeless in late 1944, Goebbels plans the most radical propaganda act, his last staging, with Hitler's suicide, the murder of his family and his own suicide.

Genre / Language / Length
Drama / German / 123 minutes
Original title
Führer und Verführer
directed by
Joachim A. Lang
director of photography
Klaus Fuxjäger
screenplay by
Joachim A. Lang
produced by
Zeitsprung Pictures in co-production with SWR, Maya and ActHQ
  • Robert Stadlober (CRAZY, SUMMER STORM, DAS BOOT)
  • Fritz Karl (SISI)