Netflix Acquires Look Who's Back, In Which Hitler Runs Around Modern-Day Germany

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Imagine, for a second, that Adolf Hitler never actually died. Instead, he went into some sort of cryo-sleep for 70 years. Now he’s awake and running around modern, democratic, multi-cultural Germany. That’s the premise of Look Who’s Back, the hit German film based off the German bestselling novel, which Netflix has picked up for an Apr. 9 (mostly) worldwide release, according to Deadline.

The David Wnendt-directed movie stars unknown Oscar Mascucci as the Führer, who still wants to lead the Third Reich to world domination but is mistaken for a method-acting comedian, because how the hell could Hitler still be alive? Interspersed with the scripted plot of the film are unscripted vignettes of Mascucci’s Hitler interacting with unsuspecting German citizens, very much in the style of Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat.

The only countries missing out on the Netflix release are Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Benelux countries, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Japan and Taiwan—ironically (or not?) almost all of which were Axis-controlled territories during WWII.

To get a little taste of the film, you can watch the fan-made series of teaser trailers below.

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