Sokurov doesn't attempt to make us sympathize with Hitler (as he knows that would be immoral). Instead he decides to humanize him, portraying the mundane aspects of his life, while still portraying him as the unsympathetic evil that he was. This is a really good film that makes me want to dive further into his oeuvre, which I avoided doing prior, since my only other exposure was Russian Ark, which I did not like.
With its ghost-like and dreamy cinematography, Aleksandr Sokurov, Anatoli Rodionov and Alexei Fyodorov paints a interesting, humorous and disturbing portrait of Adolf Hitler and his mistress Eva Braun.
An oddly tender portrait of Hitler- the vegetarian, the hypochondriac, the artist. After all the monstrosities, the inhumanities, he was just a man. Interesting to see him in this light, so broken down and vulnerable. Plus, there's such a wonderfully eerie atmosphere to this film, something I've not experienced before.
The first movie i ever watched that portrays Adolf Hitler as a human being. For that it is interesting. And for the stunning cinematography, too. But still it failed to call my attention. I often felt distracted and was wishing for more interesting dialogues.