THE GREAT DICTATOR
Directed by : Charlie CHAPLIN
Year of production : 1940 Length : 126 minutes
In World War One, a nameless Jewish barber is injured fighting for the fictional nation of Tomania, and spends years in a veterans’ hospital. He eventually wanders home, unaware that Adenoid Hynkel has seized absolute power and turned Tomania into an anti-semitic war machine. While defending his shop from storm troopers, the barber meets the beautiful Hannah. Meanwhile, Hynkle plots to conquer the neighboring nation of Osterlich and become Emperor of the World. In a classic mistaken identity ruse, the poor Jewish barber is taken for merciless Hynkle, leading to a heartfelt plea for humanity and justice.