Uncle Adolf details
|Starring:||Danny Webb, Elaine Cassidy, Robert Pugh, Peter Wright, Ken Stott, Christine Tremarco|
|Run time:||1 hour 40 minutes|
|Rental release:||10 Jan 2005|
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Uncle Adolf is not so sweet...By a customer from Bodmin, Cornwall , 09 May 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]The central theme of this drama is the relationship between Hitler, political messiah in the making, and Geli Raubel, his beloved niece. The drama charts Geli's descent from a fun loving, headstrong young woman who, at first, enjoyed the privileges of the family connection to Hitler's growing obsession and ultimate possession of her. The talented Irish actress, Elaine Cassidy (Fingersmith, Felicia's Journey), is outstanding as Geli, who eventually could not withstand Hitler's unwholesome attachment to her and took desperate measures to achieve deliverance. Ken Stott puts in a solid performance as Hitler. There is strong support from Christine Tremarco and Danny Webb too. Uncle Adolf makes for uncomfortable viewing with some graphic scenes of violence but it is Hitler's sexual interest in his niece that gives this drama its gritty edge. Highly recommended.
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uncle adolfBy leyley (29 reviews) from Coleraine , 09 Feb 2010this piece of drama was outstanding, ken stott was amazing as adlof hitler. it was very good, highly recommend this.
Should have had a cinema releaseBy backhandchop (40 reviews) from Winchester , 16 Sep 2007Was really impressed with this. I was worried that it would be inferior to Robert Carlyle's version of Hitler from 2003, but I was very impressed, and believe it would have made a brilliant theatrical release. It looks fantastic, and Ken Stott looks more the part than Carlyle - his scenes from Hitler's Berlin Bunker are even superior to that in Downfall.
If you liked Downfall or Hitler: Rise Of Evil then this is a treat. Who cares how accurate it is, Stott is absolutely stunning.
In-depthBy a customer from Hastings, Sussex, United Kingdom , 30 May 2007This film is good because it looks at Hitler as a human being and examines a part of his life that is not very well publicised. Fascinating and unpleasant as he was, his character and life is something that should be looked into. I rate this as an exceptional film.
second rateBy H from Hull, UK , 15 Mar 2006I cannot fault the acting in this drama, and the story interesting. However the overall feeling of this drama is second rate: The story line gets confused towards the end, without artistic purpose, the character development is poor.
There are many better world war 2 films, and even better ones that look into the life of Adolf Hitler. (I can't remember the name, but we watched a docu-film with interviews from Hitler's secretary, set in the bunker in Berlin at the end of Hitler's life, and this was worth watching.)
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Drama at its bestBy mattrichards (46 reviews) from Wolverhampton, England , 13 Dec 2005Hitler's relationship with his niece is handled perfectly in this ITV drama. Many have said that he had a sexual relationship with her, just as many have denied this as another lie perpetuated as an attempt to make Hitler seem more evil.. like we need convincing more!! This drama leaves it up to the viewer to decide whether there may have been more than just a close and loving bond. Excellent acting, scripting and direction make this a sterling drama to be enjoyed whether you have a fascination with WWII or not.