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The Great Dictator (1940)

It won’t be Charlie Chaplin’s best film, but it had perfect timing: on October 15, 1940, this satire was released to Nazi Germany, where he played a dictator, Adenoid Hynkel, who wanted to extend his empire beyond Tomainia and, at the same time, a poor Jewish barber, very similar, who was persecuted by his regime. Realizing the threat that Hitler posed, Chaplin prepared this film for years and began shooting a few days after Britain declared war on Germany. Hynkel and the poor Jew were the two extremes of human nature in those times in a job with equal doses of humor, indignation and humanism, and a scene of pure genius, that of Hynkel’s sinister “ballet” with a globe of the planet Earth.

“data-title =” The Great Dictator (1940) – – SAPO Mag “>It won't be Charlie Chaplin's best film, but it had perfect timing: on October 15, 1940, this satire was released to Nazi Germany, where he played a dictator, Adenoid Hynkel, who wanted to extend his empire beyond Tomainia and, at the same time, a poor Jewish barber, very similar, who was persecuted by his regime. Realizing the threat that Hitler posed, Chaplin prepared this film for years and began shooting a few days after Britain declared war on Germany. Hynkel and the poor Jew were the two extremes of human nature in those times in a job with equal doses of humor, indignation and humanism, and a scene of pure genius, that of the sinister "ballet" of Hynkel with a globe of the planet Earth.

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