Schtonk!

Runtime:
107 Min
Genres
Comedy
Editor Willié embarks on the coup of his life: For a 'social evening' he meets the art dealer Dr. Knobel who fakes Nazi memorabilia.
Quality
SD
IMDB rating
7.2
Year:
1992
Age Rating:
0
Schtonk!
Genres
Comedy
Schtonk! is a farce of the actual events of 1983, when Germany's Stern magazine published, with great fanfare, 60 volumes of the alleged diaries of Adolf Hitler – which two weeks later turned out to be entirely fake. Fritz Knobel (based on real-life forger Konrad Kujau) supports himself by faking and selling Nazi memorabilia. When Knobel writes and sells a volume of Hitler's (nonexistent) diaries, he thinks it's just another job. When sleazy journalist Hermann Willié learns of the diaries, however, he quickly realizes their potential value... and Knobel is quickly in over his head. As the pressure builds and Knobel is forced to deliver more and more volumes of the fake diaries, he finds himself acting increasingly like the man whose life he is rewriting. The film is a romping and hilarious satire, poking fun not only at the events and characters involved in the hoax (who are only thinly disguised in the film), but at the discomfort Germany has with its difficult past.

Information

Audio:
German
Subtitles:
German
Runtime:
107 Min
Age Rating:
0
Year:
1992
Country:
Germany

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