Schtonk! is a farce of the actual events of 1983, when Germany's Stern magazine published, with great fanfare, 60 volumes of the alleged diaries of Adolf Hitler – which two weeks later turned out to be entirely fake. Fritz Knobel (based on real-life forger Konrad Kujau) supports himself by faking and selling Nazi memorabilia. When Knobel writes and sells a volume of Hitler's (nonexistent) diaries, he thinks it's just another job. When sleazy journalist Hermann Willié learns of the diaries, however, he quickly realizes their potential value... and Knobel is quickly in over his head. As the pressure builds and Knobel is forced to deliver more and more volumes of the fake diaries, he finds himself acting increasingly like the man whose life he is rewriting. The film is a romping and hilarious satire, poking fun not only at the events and characters involved in the hoax (who are only thinly disguised in the film), but at the discomfort Germany has with its difficult past.

  • Fecha de estreno 12.03.1992
  • País DE
  • Idioma Deutsch
  • Duración 115
  • Vistas 70
themoviedb icon 7.1/10



Hark Bohm

Karl Lentz

Rolf Hoppe

Dr. Wieland

Ulrich Mühe

Hermann Willié

Götz George

Pit Kummer

Harald Juhnke

East German Police Officer

Günter Junghans

SS Man

Armin Rohde

Prof. Dr. Fritz Knobel

Uwe Ochsenknecht

Freya von Hepp

Christiane Hörbiger

Kurt Glück, Chefredakteur

Hermann Lause

Kunstprofessor und Alt-Nazi August Strasser

Karl Schönböck

Frau des Fabrikanten Karl Lentz

Rosemarie Fendel

Uwe Esser, Chefredakteur

Martin Benrath

SS-Obergruppenführer von Klantz

Georg Marischka

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