The Man Who Crossed Hitler
|The Man Who Crossed Hitler|
|Written by||Mark Hayhurst|
|Directed by||Justin Hardy|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Running time||85 minutes|
The Man Who Crossed Hitler is a 2011 BBC film set in Berlin in the summer of 1931, dramatising the true story in which a lawyer, Hans Litten, subpoenaed Adolf Hitler as a witness in the trial of some Nazi thugs. Hitler has formally renounced the use of political violence and the young lawyer sees a chance to expose the Nazi leader's deceptions to the German establishment, thereby discrediting Hitler and the Nazi Party. The film was given an alternative title Hitler on Trial which was used when the Public Broadcasting Service in the United States aired the work.
The cast included:
- Ed Stoppard as Hans Litten
- Ian Hart as Adolf Hitler
- Bill Paterson as Kurt Ohnesorge
- Sarah Smart as Margot Fürst
- Anton Lesser as Rudolf Olden
- Ronan Vibert as Walther Stennes
- Chris Simpson as Brownshirt
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- Review by Paul Whitelaw in The Scotsman[dead link]
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- "Review in The Daily Post". Dailypost.co.uk. 20 August 2011. Archived from the original on 5 October 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2012.
- "Interview: Mark Hayhurst – Writer of "The Man Who Crossed Hitler"". Theanfieldwrap.com. 19 August 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2012.
- TV and Radio. "Ian Hart: Why I wanted to play Hitler, interview by Benji Wilson". The Daily Telegraph. UK. Retrieved 26 January 2012.
- Chris Patrick-Simpson (7 June 2011). "Hitler on Trial".
- Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network. "Hitler on Trial". Archived from the original on 15 May 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2013.