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Doc Edge - Speer Goes to Hollywood

Starring:
Various
Run time:
98 mins
Release date:
15 June 2022

Albert Speer is an enigma. The highest-ranking Nazi in Nuremberg to be spared the death sentence, Speer was one of Hitler’s closest confidants and his chief architect. Speer was responsible for 12 million slave labourers. And yet, even now, he has the reputation of being the ‘good Nazi’. The film meets Speer in 1971 when he was working on a screenplay for Paramount Pictures, based on his memoir “Inside the Third Reich”. Based on forty hours of previously unheard audio cassettes, recorded by screenwriter Andrew Birkin, it features Speer’s callous attempt to whitewash his past with a feature film. The spellbinding story of the Nazi, Paramount Pictures and the biopic that Kubrick refused to direct.

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