What if Hitler didn’t die and instead escaped to America and became a hidden orchestrator of American politics and social culture?
One Hundred Years of Evil (2010) is an almost believable mockumentary that follows a Norwegian researcher Skule Antonsen and Spanish documentary filmmaker Idelfonso Elizalde on a fantastic ride through Hitler’s life in America and how close he came to another rise in power by manipulating American society. Some examples include his dealings with fast food chain giant, McDonald’s in its early years, the near planting of the Nazi party flag on the moon, the reshaping of Mount Rushmore’s faces to prominent figures of German history, his brief dealings in Hollywood as a screenwriter, and how he almost started world war III during the Cuban Missile Crisis. In the second half of the film, the CIA gets involved and it suddenly becomes a rollercoaster ride as a startling secret is uncovered by Skule and Idelfonso about Adolf Hitler’s presence in America.
This is one movie you shouldn’t pass up if you are a fan of documentaries and mockumentaries. One of the most hilariously amusing films I’ve seen as it pokes fun at those ridiculous so-called conspiracy documentaries you see these days on the History channel about Nazis and aliens, Nazis and Atlantis, or even Hitler getting hitched with Anastasia. I kid about that last one.
There are reviews out there that don’t give this film its due respect. However, upon seeing the film, the film makers were very self aware of themselves and extra care had been taken to revise history into something hilariously tasteful. The suspension of disbelief was very well done in my opinion, and there were times near the end where I would catch myself almost believing it all, but alas, it’s a mockumentary.
This isn’t a film for everyone. It is a film for those who have an intelligent sense of humor and have a good general knowledge of the last five decades of world history.
10 swastikas out of 8 bratwursts
I love watching films because they insist a reaction. We feel joy, disgust, anger, sadness, and wonderment. We love a film, and we hate a film. The only bad films are those that don't incite emotion to an audience.