Hitler: The Rise of Evil
Character: Adolf Hitler
Original Release: May 18, 2003 (US)
Directed by: Christian Duguay
Written by: G. Ross Parker, John Pielmeier
Produced by: John Ryan, John Pielmeier
Distributed by: CBC (Canada) & CBS (US)
Running Time: 240 minutes (2 parts)

The movie describes the life of Adolf Hitler from childhood to manhood, and how he became so powerful. It describes his poor childhood in Austria, it describes the first world war from his point of view, and how he became the strongest man in Germany.

The movie show us how Hitler turned from a poor soldier into the leader of the Nazis, and how he survived the attempts to kill him. It describes his relationship with his mistress Eva Braun, and his decisions and enemies inside Germany and inside the Nazi party.


Cast & Characters

Peter Stormare (Ernst Röhm), Friedrich von Thun (General Erich Ludendorff), Peter O'Toole (President Paul von Hindenburg), Zoe Telford (Eva Braun), Terence Harvey (Gustav von Kahr), Justin Salinger (Dr. Joseph Goebbels), Chris Larkin (Hermann Goering), James Babson (Rudolf Hess), Patricia Netzer (Sophie Gerlich), Harvey Friedman (Friedrich Hollaender), Nicole Marischka (Blandine Ebinger), Julie-Ann Hassett (Angela Raubal), Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Adolf Hitler, 10 yrs), Simon Sullivan (Adolf Hitler, 17 yrs), Robert Glenister (Anton Drexler), Ian Hogg (Alois Hitler), Filip Hes (Egon Hanfstaengl), Brendan Hughes (Lieutenant Guffman), Howard Lotker (Hans), Robert Russell (Franz von Papen), David Fisher (Georg Bell), Hana Frejkova (Frieda), Wolfgang Müller (Gregor Strasser), Christopher Ettridge (General Kurt von Schleicher), Stockard Channing (Klara Hitler), Jena Malone (Geli Raubal), Julianna Margulies (Helene Hanfstaengl), Matthew Modine (Fritz Gerlich), Liev Schreiber (Ernst Hanfstaengl)


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Episode Guide
1x01 - "Part 1" (original airdate: May 18, 2003)
Part one of two. Drama tracing the formative years of the Nazi dictator, following the progression of a developing mind that went on to captivate a nation desperate for a leader it could believe in. Motivated by a combination of misplaced anger and ego, Hitler ultimately brought Germany to a state of chaos it had never experienced before. Starring Robert Carlyle and Stockard Channing.
1x02 - "Part 2" (original airdate: May 20, 2003)
Concluding the two-part drama charting Hitler's formative years and rise to power. Following his time in Landsburg Prison, where he wrote Mein Kampf, the Nazi leader sets out to win control over Germany - but first he must defeat Paul von Hindenburg in a bitter battle for the chancellorship. Robert Carlyle and Peter O'Toole star.

Trivia
Filming Locations:
  • Brno, Czech Republic
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Vienna, Austria
  • All Nazi-themed costumes and props (flags, medallions, pins, tie-tacks) were destroyed after filming wrapped, to prevent any items linked with Nazism from finding their way into the hands of neo-Nazis.
  • The producers originally wanted Ewan McGregor to play Adolf Hitler.

Different Versions
Runtime: 179 min (video) | 240 min | 177 min (DVD edition)
Awards & Nominations

Primetime Emmy Awards - Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special
Primetime Emmy Awards - Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special
Primetime Emmy Awards - Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special
Primetime Emmy Awards - Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special
Primetime Emmy Awards - Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special
Primetime Emmy Awards - Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Peter O'Toole
Primetime Emmy Awards - Outstanding Miniseries
ASC Awards - Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Movies of the Week/Pilot
Art Directors Guild - Excellence in Production Design Award - TV Movie or Mini-Series
CSC Awards - Best Cinematography in TV Drama
Casting Society of America - Best Casting for TV Miniseries
C.A.S. Awards - Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for TV - Movies and Mini-Series
Costume Designers Guild Awards - Outstanding Period/Fantasy TV Series
DGC Craft Awards - Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing - TV Movie or Mini-Series
Motion Picture Sound Editors - Golden Reel Awards - Best Sound Editing in TV Long Form - Sound Effects & Foley
Best Sound Editing in TV Long Form - Dialogue & ADR
Best Sound Editing in TV Long Form - Music
OFTA Television Awards - Best Miniseries
OFTA Television Awards - Best Production Design in a Motion Picture or Miniseries
OFTA Television Awards - Best Sound in a Motion Picture or Miniseries
PGA Awards - Outstanding Producer of Long-Form TV
Golden Satellite Awards - Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TV - Robert Carlyle
Television Critics Association Awards - Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials


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