Hitler’s Rant About a Leasing Contract a Hit on YouTube


General Culture

“The most successful Hitler parody on film is a short in which Adolf moans about a dishonest car salesman. It’s attracted more than half a million hits on YouTube. The two-and-a-half-minute short was made by film student Florian Wittmann […]. It marries footage of Hitler delivering a speech from Leni Riefenstahl’s Triumph of the Will with the sound of a routine by German cabaret performer Gerhard Polt. The result is a film in which the Führer appears to deliver a tirade, replete with all his characteristically hysterical gesturing, about how a car dealer swindled him into a costly leasing agreement for an auto he thought he was buying outright. An enthusiastic German crowd applauds him as he works himself up into a petty bourgeois frenzy.” (source)