The Great Dictator

The Great Dictator

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After 20 years hospitalized, a barber wounded in WWI finally returns home. Upon his return, he is approached by cruel Dictator Adenoid Hynkel and his troops, who is out to persecute both the barber as well as the rest of the Jewish community. In this visionary and razor-sharp satire, Chaplin points to the madness going on in Europe at the time. It made a mark in film history, the same way as history made its mark in the film. Nominated for 5 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Writing as well as two actor Awards. It has also won plenty of international awards through the years, both for its impact, its laughs and for its spot-on social critique.
Starring Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie
Director Charlie Chaplin