Look Who’s Back
In the realm of culturally relevant high-concept comedies, few are as daring as Look Who’s Back, a German film about Hitler waking up in modern-day Germany and slowly rising to power. Upon reading that description, it’s hard to imagine the set up being a comedy. In a way, that’s what makes the film work so well. Thanks to Oliver Masucci’s excellent performance as Hitler, the delivery of the jokes and the reactions from the real people he interacts with are equally as uncomfortably humorous as they are chilling. The way he builds power by tapping into already existing cultural anxieties is disturbingly real, especially given the current rise of white supremacy around the world, especially in the U.S.. It catches you off guard while you’re laughing, as it’s easy to write off Hitler’s words and crazy antics until you see how fast he’s growing.
Look Who’s Back is available on Netflix.