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November 6, 2014 10:34 am

Hitler Look-Alike Spotted in Germany Shooting Film ‘Look Who’s Back’

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Oliver Masucci will be playing Adolf Hitler in the film adaptation of Timur Vermes' bestselling novel 'Look Who's Back.' Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Deadline – Constantin Film is going undercover for Look Who’s Back, its big-screen adaptation of Timur Vermes’ bestselling novel that imagines the return of Adolf Hitler to modern-day Germany. The powerhouse German company is replicating the Borat model, thrusting its notorious central character played by unknown German actor Oliver Masucci into unsuspecting real-life situations in Germany.

Actual principal photography begins Saturday, but reaction to the “pre-shoots” with Masucci as Der Fuhrer has spread virally across the country, where the dark days of Nazi rule remain a blot on the German psyche. The shoot will take place all over Germany with a particular emphasis in Berlin.

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