In case the title didn't make it clear, this is a comedy, in which a Jewish acting teacher (the late Ulrich Mühe) is hired to coach Hitler for a speech. The film demonstrates the pratfalls of using Nazis for comedy (a tradition that’s given us To Be or Not to Be
, The Great Dictator
and The Producers
); the problem, of course, is that your movie really needs to be funny, and this one settles for a grating slightness.