The discovery of Adolf Hitler’s diaries caused an international sensation. The world’s press clambered for serialization rights, experts argued over their authenticity, and everybody waited in suspense to see the private thoughts of such an evil man. The discovery that they were fakes caused a world-wide scandal and a lot of very red faces.
SELLING HITLER is an outrageous satire of the events that really took place. An ace investigative reporter, faded ex-Nazis, fanatical Hitler devotees, dynamic media magnates, eminent experts, and an inept forger all are drawn into a catalogue of disasters that is also a hilarious comedy of errors.
The story of the most embarrassing modern con-trick is based on Robert Harris’ book of the same name and was adapted by Howard Schuman. It was filmed entirely on location in London and Hamburg.