Title : Schtonk!
Genre : History, Comedy
Cast : Götz George (Hermann Willié), Uwe Ochsenknecht (Prof. Dr. Fritz Knobel), Christiane Hörbiger (Freya von Hepp), Harald Juhnke (Pit Kummer), Ulrich Mühe (Dr. Wieland), Rolf Hoppe (Karl Lentz), Dagmar Manzel (Biggi), Veronica Ferres (Martha), Hermann Lause (Kurt Glück, Chefredakteur), Martin Benrath (Uwe Esser, Chefredakteur), Georg Marischka (SS-Obergruppenführer von Klantz), Karl Schönböck (Kunstprofessor und Alt-Nazi August Strasser), Rosemarie Fendel (Frau des Fabrikanten Karl Lentz), Wolfgang Menge (deutscher Graphologe in London), Hark Bohm (Priester), Willy Harlander (bayerischer Grenzbeamter), Thomas Holtzmann (Cornelius), Hans-Joachim Hegewald (Schuback), Peter Roggisch (Obersturmbandführer), Günter Junghans (East German Police Officer), Armin Rohde (SS Man), Michael Kessler (SS Man), Martin Feifel (SS Man)
Movie Plot : Schtonk! is a farce of the actual events of 1983, when Germany's Stern magazine published, with great fanfare, 60 volumes of the alleged diaries of Adolf Hitler – which two weeks later turned out to be entirely fake. Fritz Knobel (based on real-life forger Konrad Kujau) supports himself by faking and selling Nazi memorabilia. When Knobel writes and sells a volume of Hitler's (nonexistent) diaries, he thinks it's just another job. When sleazy journalist Hermann Willié learns of the diaries, however, he quickly realizes their potential value... and Knobel is quickly in over his head. As the pressure builds and Knobel is forced to deliver more and more volumes of the fake diaries, he finds himself acting increasingly like the man whose life he is rewriting. The film is a romping and hilarious satire, poking fun not only at the events and characters involved in the hoax (who are only thinly disguised in the film), but at the discomfort Germany has with its difficult past.