THE GREAT DICTATOR

A film by Charles Chaplin

Cast : Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner, Charles Chaplin

1940 / comedy / Etats-Unis / original title : THE GREAT DICTATOR / 126’ / status : completed / English / long feature-film / French catalog

A barber wounded during the First World War returns home after 20 years within hospital walls. His shop has grown full of cobwebs and dust, but it is the hateful graffiti on his shop window that takes him totally by surprise. Hynkel, the tyrannical dictator, and his henchmen persecute the barber, as well as the rest of the Jewish community, including the beautiful Hannah…
A visionary satire that marked history, just as history itself left its mark on the film.

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