My Neighbor Adolf is a 2022 film about a grumpy old Holocaust survivor who suspects that aged Hitler has moved in next door.
Directed by Leon Prudovsky [aka Leonid] (Five Hours from Paris) from a screenplay co-written with Leon Prudovsky.
The Israeli Polish 2-Team Productions-Film Produkcja movie stars David Hayman, Udo Kier, Danharry Colorado and Olivia Silhavy.
Polsky (David Hayman), a lonely and grumpy Holocaust survivor lives in the remote Colombian countryside, spending his days playing chess and tending to his beloved rose bushes.
However, when a mysterious old German man (Udo Kier) moves in next door he begins to suspect that his new neighbour is… Adolf Hitler! Since nobody believes him, he embarks on a detective mission to find the evidence.
Unfortunately, in order to prove his suspicions, Polsky will need to be closer to his neighbour than he would like – so close that the two could almost become friends…
” …it turns the Holocaust into a backstory to a lame grumpy old men comedy. And that’s the problem in the end. This just isn’t funny. Not remotely. It aims for gentle laughter and the gray pound: it Exotic Marigold Hotels the Holocaust. Just think about that for a second.” Dirty Movies
“Kier makes every second of his screen time count as the mysterious Herzog […] Blandly shot in arbitrary widescreen by Radek Ladczuk and saddled with an over-loud, over-busy score by Lukasz Targosz which counterproductively underlines every comedic or melancholic beat, My Neighbor Adolf struggles awkwardly to find an appropriate tone for its offbeat subject matter.” Screen Daily
“This project is more psychological than suspense-driven in nature, which is admirable if disappointing in the end. Instead of escalating to a dramatic and potentially violent confrontation, the film seeks to offer its protagonists some respite from the trauma each has experienced — to bury the past.” Variety
My Neighbor Adolf premiered at the 75th Locarno Film Festival in August 2022.
In the UK, Signature Entertainment will release My Neighbor Adolf on November 4, 2022.
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