Maccabee's Wars

A venting rage against the ills of our society with some hopeful observations.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Holocaust Cinema -- Part Two

If one must make comedies about Nazi Germany why must it be filmed in Berlin?

Dani Levi, the director of "Alles auf Zucker," a film which ridiculed the orthodox, in Germany, now is making "Mein F├╝hrer," a comedy being filmed in the heart of Berlin.

Is it really necessary to regale the Berlin populace with Third Reich draperies, so that latent Nazis can have some Nachas?

Even Eytan Fox, the director of such abominations as "Yossi and Jaeger" and the more recent "Walk on Water" didn't dress up Germany in full Nazi regalia.

Let's just stick with the original production of "The Producers," starring Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder, two very funny Jews, and forget about making tasteless Holocaust comedies.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-2072666,00.html