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In 1981, Gerd Heidemann (Jonathan Pryce), a war correspondent and reporter with the German magazine Stern, makes what he believes is the literary and historical scoop of the century: the personal diaries of Adolf Hitler. Over the next two years, Heidemann and the senior management figures at Stern secretly pay 10 million German marks to a mysterious 'Dr Fischer' (Alexei Sayle) for the sixty volumes of 'Hitler's diaries'. However, to the dismay of all, it is discovered after the publication of first extract that the diaries are crude forgeries, faked by Stuttgart criminal Konrad Kujau.

  1. Alastair Reid

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  1. Jonathan Pryce

    Jonathan Pryce

    Gerd Heidemann

  2. Alexei Sayle

    Alexei Sayle

    Konrad 'Conny' Fischer

  3. Alan Bennett

    Alan Bennett

    Hugh Trevor-Roper

  4. Tom Baker

    Tom Baker

    Manfred Fischer

  5. Alison Doody

    Alison Doody

    Gina Heidemann

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Selling Hitler
Selling Hitler

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  • January 1, 1991
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Original Language English

Runtime 4h 16m

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