Louis and the Nazis

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Louis and the Nazis
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Genre Documentary
Written by Louis Theroux
Starring Louis Theroux
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Release date 21 December 2003 (2003-12-21)
Running time 80 minutes
Preceded by Louis, Martin & Michael
Followed by Louis Theroux: Gambling in Las Vegas

Louis and the Nazis is a British documentary that was televised on 21 December 2003. It was directed by Stuart Cabb and written by Louis Theroux. The documentary ran for 80 minutes.[1]

Louis travels to California to meet the man dubbed "the most dangerous racist in America", Tom Metzger. Louis meets him, his family and his publicity manager as well as following him to skinhead rallies and on a visit to Mexico. He also encounters the Nazi-pop folk duo Prussian Blue and their mother and maternal grandfather.[2] Louis Theroux would revisit the subjects of the documentary in his book The Call of the Weird: Travels in American Subcultures.[3][4][5]

Reception[edit]

The New Zealand Listener described the documentary "Louis and the Nazis is the most brilliant TV programme I wish I’d never seen."[6] The Times described the documentary as "sinister and unsettling".[7] The Guardian gave the program a positive review also.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, Rupert (2003-12-22). "Reich and wrong". Guardian (London). Retrieved 2010-10-10. 
  2. ^ "Those ugly Americans". New Zealand Listener. Retrieved 2010-10-04. 
  3. ^ "The Call of the Weird by Louis Theroux". Pop Matters. Retrieved 2010-10-04. 
  4. ^ "Freak Show". Washington Post. 2007-03-04. Retrieved 2010-10-04. 
  5. ^ O'Hagan, Sean (2005-11-20). "America the bountiful". Guardian (London). Retrieved 2010-10-04. 
  6. ^ "Those ugly Americans". New Zealand Listener. Retrieved 2010-10-04. 
  7. ^ Hoggart, Paul (2003-12-22). "TV Review". Times (London). Retrieved 2010-10-10. 
  8. ^ Smith, Rupert (2003-12-22). "Reich and wrong". Guardian (London). Retrieved 2010-10-10. 

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