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Schtonk! (1992)

Schtonk! (1992)

One of the first funny german look at its past.Mar. 12, 1992Germany115 Min.
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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.

Schtonk! (1992)
Original title Schtonk!
IMDb Rating 7.2 3,189 votes
TMDb Rating 7.2 34 votes


Helmut Dietl


Götz George isHermann Willié
Hermann Willié
Uwe Ochsenknecht isProf. Dr. Fritz Knobel
Prof. Dr. Fritz Knobel
Christiane Hörbiger isFreya von Hepp
Freya von Hepp
Harald Juhnke isPit Kummer
Pit Kummer
Ulrich Mühe isDr. Wieland
Dr. Wieland
Rolf Hoppe isKarl Lentz
Karl Lentz
Hermann Lause isKurt Glück
Kurt Glück

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