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Wednesday, January 09, 2013

GREAT - Did the Nazis ever see Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator?

Yugoslavia, 1942: based on a true and astonishing resistance story
about the Nazis and Charlie Chaplin's 'The Great Dictator' film

"May 10th, 1942: a relatively minor event on the brink of world history, which, had it not really happened, would certainly be worth of being dreamt up. All of Yugoslavia is occupied by Nazi-Germany. Nikola, a young Serbian projectionist, has had more than enough.

Instead of emulating his violent Partisan friends, Nikola decides to teach the Germans a lesson all by himself. His weapon of choice: ,The Great Dictator‘ by Charlie Chaplin. His target: a cinema for German soldiers right in the heart of Serbia. What happens there, Nikola couldn't possibly have imagined in his wildest dreams.  GREAT, Facebook Fan page

GREAT (2013), the new film directed by Andreas Henn and from Dog Ear Films covers this story. It releases early this year. Here is the preview trailer. Hopefully, this will be available widely to see.

Update: According to the press kit, this is a short film (22 minutes). Hopefully, it will be available in some format for fans to see.

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