Monday, June 30, 2008

The Must-See Film of 2008

Is it WALL-E?
Well, yes, do go see that. And The Dark Knight, too. Definitely see WALL-E and The Dark Knight. And, if you haven't already seen Iron Man, that's worth a gander, also. I'm sure there will be some excellent dramas and Indie films coming down the transom as well, and perhaps a few interesting documentaries. Yes, all that is great stuff.

But what is the hidden gem must see film of the year?

The title alone is worth the admission. It is the Russian action comedy called:

Hitler Kaput!

This trailer is hilarious even if you have no idea what anyone is saying:

The mixture of stupid comedy and the offensive made ridiculous through absurdity has worked well in the past with films like Top Secret! (an obvious precedent for Hitler Kaput!) and Blazing Saddles (and, of course, The Producers), so here's hoping that Hitler Kaput! manages to be as good as the best of its predecessors.


hatsumi said...

Looks like the kind of movie I need to watch right now. So at the risk of sounding like a complete idiot... Where do I go to find something like that to watch? Preferably with subtitles?

LHOOQtius ov Borg said...

It'll be out in Russia in September.
I suspect a subtitled version will follow in the US some months later (possibly *AFTER* a subtitled DVD is released to the European market, which seems to be the trend with Russian films right now -- it happened to Night Watch and Day Watch, which were Russia's highest grossing films).