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Dictator Adenoid Hynkel has a doppelganger, a poor but kind Jewish barber living in the slums, who one day, is mistaken for Hynkel.
For being made at the very height of World War 2, The Great Dictator is an extremely brave film. It could have only been made if enough passion and commitment was present to see it through. Chaplin had this and so much more. He was sure he could make a film for the people of the world suffering from the chaos of the war. Chaplin set out to make fun of perhaps the most evil man of all time, Adolf Hitler. An extremely hard task, but one he was sure to pull off.
When the film was released in 1940, it was extremely successful commercially and critically, despite being banned in many countries. Hitler, at that time was becoming the most powerful and dangerous person in the…
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