Review: Hitler: The Comedy Years
How could I not want to watch a documentary titled Hitler: The Comedy Years? This doc has a really fascinating premise – in short, Great Britain viewed ridicule as it’s greatest anti-Nazi weapon. Now, that’s interesting. In the end, the doc doesn’t quite hold up. It’s, God forgive me, kind of light. It’s worth watching, but all deep thoughts will be your responsibility.
Sometime around the start of the Second World War, the British government rounded up the country’s driest wits and funnymen, trucked them to an undisclosed location, and told them it was their national duty to relentlessly mock Adolf Hitler. Forget airplanes and munitions, Britain deployed its greatest weapon: taking the piss out of the big scary Nazis. After all, idiots and buffoons aren’t really a threat are they? And thus we have the delightfully titled 2007 documentary, Hitler: The Comedy Years, screening at the 20th annual Toronto Jewish Film Festival. CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST