News

10. Januar 2007

Munich, 10 January 2007. Beta Cinema has acquired the international sales rights to the new Dani Levy film Mein Fuehrer – The Truly Truest Truth about Adolf Hitler. The company announced on Wednesday in Munich that the Y Filme production will be given its first screening to international buyers at the Berlinale's European Film Market. The film has already aroused great interest in countries such as the U.S., France, Italy and Great Britain. Beta Cinema has already sold "Downfall," about the last days of Adolf Hitler, in more than 140 countries around the world. X Verleih is releasing Mein Fuehrer throughout Germany in January.
Stefan Arndt: "With Mein Fuehrer we want to continue the winning streak of German films. Beta Cinema is our ideal partner, since they've proven with "Downfall" and "The Lives of Others" how to successfully market controversial films abroad?.
“We are delighted to be working with X Filme once again,? says Dirk Schuerhoff of Beta Cinema. “Mein Fuehrer has great international potential. The worldwide media interest in the first German comedy about Adolf Hitler is gigantic."
December 1944: the "total war" is a total flop. Or almost. The Fuehrer (Helge Schneider, "7 Zwerge") wants to whip up the masses one more time with a rousing speech. Unfortunately, he's feeling sickly and depressive and is avoiding the public eye. The only one who can still help him is his former acting teacher Adolf Gruenbaum (Ulrich Muehe, "The Lives of Others"), a Jew. Gruenbaum and his family are plucked from the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp and transported to the heart of Nazidom, the Reichs Chancellery. But the clock is ticking, and the Fuehrer has to be in top form in only five days...
Mein Fuehrer – The Truly Truest Truth about Adolf Hitler was produced by Y Filme in co-production with X Filme, WDR, BR and Arte.