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Max

2002

108 mins

Writer/director

Menno Meyjes

Cast

John Cusack
Noah Taylor

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A promising young artist, Max Rothman (John Cusack) lost his arm in the Great War and with it his ability to paint. Upon his return he opens what quickly becomes an acclaimed art gallery. There he runs into another war veteran and struggling artist named Adolf Hitler (Noah Taylor). Max encourages Adolf to develop his talent and channel his raw beliefs into his art. Penniless and without family or friends, the allure of politics soon wins Adolf's interest over art, setting into motion the most cataclysmic period in the 20th Century.

“a fascinating and psychologically credible interpretation of events...” NY Times (Critic's Pick)
**** “a sensitively-handled, thought-provoking history lesson” Empire
“engaging art fable which...reminds us ultimately of both the banality of evil and the greatness of good” Mark Kermode, The Guardian
  • Official selection
    Special Presentation
    Toronto International
    Film Festival

  • Official selection
    LA Film Festival