No Minister

At last, some serious commentary

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As a serious political commentator this is what I’ve been waiting for.

If you thought photoshopping Jacinda into Der Führer’s uniform was bad, well,,,,, it looks like somebody has finally taken the classic Downfall bunker scene – a clip that has been the source of so many parodies over the years that it has its own YouTube channel – and applied it to our beloved Prime Minister (and her little friends).

As Downfall parodies go this one’s pretty good although I hate the caption font. There’s one slip up on a caption vs audio bit but they actually manage to get the reference to Stalin placed correctly, which most don’t bother with.

As ever, fluent speakers of German will not be able to enjoy this (NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!)

Ganz gave what most people consider the most accurate and greatest portrayal of Adolf Hitler on screen, in the 2004 movie Downfall, which focuses on the final days of the Third Reich in the Berlin “Fuhrerbunker”.

The most famous scene in the movie – the one above – was where Hitler loses the plot completely. He finds out that one of his generals, Steiner, has not carried out the counter-attack Hitler ordered and accuses Steiner of simply refusing the order. He goes on to accuse all the Wehrmacht generals of being cowards and having constantly betrayed and lied to him, and so forth. It’s a terrifyingly awesome and yet pathetic meltdown.

And it was made for parody.

We’ll see how long this stays up before some member of the Branch Covidian cult demands it be taken down.

Written by Tom Hunter

October 23, 2021 at 1:55 pm

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  1. That’s brilliant!

    Lucia Maria

    October 23, 2021 at 2:28 pm

  2. Thank you. We all need a bloody good laugh.

    Lindsay Mitchell

    October 23, 2021 at 2:42 pm

  3. Down Fall is a great film, and as you note this is the scene that really makes the film. Some of the parodies are quite brilliant. There was very good about Clinton’s loss in 2016. This one is so so, but it does capture the frustration. The parodies work because they don’t actually presuppose the relevant person is Hitler like.


    October 23, 2021 at 3:31 pm

  4. Excellent Tom, thank you.


    October 23, 2021 at 9:49 pm

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