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Look Who's Back (2015)

Er ist wieder da (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 8 October 2015 (Germany)
1:13 | Trailer
Adolf Hitler wakes up in the 21st century. He quickly gains media attention, but while Germany finds him hilarious and charming, Hitler makes some serious observations about society.


David Wnendt


David Wnendt (screenplay), Mizzi Meyer (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
3,955 ( 114)
2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Oliver Masucci ... Adolf Hitler
Thomas M. Köppl Thomas M. Köppl ... Benimmcoach
Marc-Marvin Israel Marc-Marvin Israel ... Fußballjunge
David Gebigke David Gebigke ... Fußballjunge
Paul Busche Paul Busche ... Fußballjunge
Fabian Busch Fabian Busch ... Fabian Sawatzki
Gerdy Zint Gerdy Zint ... Pantomime
Nancy Maria Brüning Nancy Maria Brüning ... Mutter mit Kinderwagen
Lars Rudolph Lars Rudolph ... Kioskbesitzer
Franziska Wulf ... Krömeier
Christoph Maria Herbst ... Christoph Sensenbrink
Thomas Thieme Thomas Thieme ... Senderchef Kärrner
Katja Riemann ... Katja Bellini
Michael Ostrowski Michael Ostrowski ... Rico Mancello
Christoph Zrenner Christoph Zrenner ... Gerhard Lummlich


Adolf Hitler wakes up in Berlin...in 2014. After getting his bearings he is discovered by an unemployed TV producer, Fabian Sawatzki. Sawatzki thinks Hitler is some sort of performance artist and takes him around the country, talking to the general population, for a TV piece he has envisaged. Hitler, however, sees this as a chance to regain his popularity and power. Written by grantss

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy


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Release Date:

8 October 2015 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Ha vuelto See more »


Box Office


€2,956,960 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the novel, Sawatzki's first name is Roman, Sensenbrink's is Frank, Krömeier's is Vera, and Bellini's is Carmen. In the film, they are given the same first names as the actors playing them. See more »


The font of the NPD-logo on the party flag differs from the font on the original flag. The correct font however is seen in the NPD office on the posters in the background. See more »


Fabian Sawatzki: It's you. You're him.
Adolf Hitler: I never claimed to be anything else. History repeats itself. I guess it's my fate to have to part with my dearest companions.
Fabian Sawatzki: That way.
Fabian Sawatzki: Yes history repeats itself. You're fooling people with your propaganda.
Adolf Hitler: Oh, Sawatski. In 1933, people were not fooled by propaganda. They elected a leader who openly disclosed his plans in great clarity. The Germans elected me.
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Crazy Credits

During the first closing credits news reports about racism in Europe are showed. See more »


Edited from Downfall (2004) See more »


Fusion Foundation
Written by Gavin Griffiths
(C) & (P) Atmosphere
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More impactful than expected
16 December 2016 | by sergi_translateSee all my reviews

I like movies that make me think. Er ist wieder da, was suggested to me as a comedy, and not being particularly fond of comedies, what I got was way more than expected.

The movie treads a sensitive line with sufficient care, but what is most important to me, with plausibility. Even the few places where the script becomes "unreal", in general the coherence and treatment of the insertion of THE character in present society is preserved, and that is for me an enormous value in itself. The probing of current times by the use of this major historical character is remarkably able to become an exercise of philosophy and even introspection.

In my opinion an extremely challenging script becomes here alive by his own merits, and the acting supports this substrate quite solidly.

I laughed, and even if I today would better file it as a tragicomedy, For the sake of our times let's call it a comedy. And I very much hope, from the bottom of my heart that, in the next years to come we can continue to say, that it was so.

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