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Hitler gets played for laughs

'Mission Unthinkable' not allowed to screen at EFM

Hitler is a hot commodity across Europe.

Dani Levy’s Hitler comedy “Mein Fuhrer: The Truly Truest Truth About Adolf Hitler” has not only done well in Germany but has racked up deals via Beta in 15 other countries so far.

Now comes an even whackier take on the Teutonic tyrant called, of all things, “Mission Unthinkable: They Stole Hitler’s Dick.”

A campy Spanish low-budgeter by Pedro Temboury, the film has a batty scientist, Doctor Weissman, a resident of Torremolinos, believing he can rule the world, cloning an army of Fuhrers, if he only gets hold of Hitler’s miraculously mummified Johnson.

Film was presented for screening at the EFM but was apparently turned down.

Per its sales agent, KWA prexy Kevin Williams, the EFM suggested that a pic with that title would play more appropriately at the American Film Market. (Pic had already screened at the Cannes market in 2006.)

EFM topper Beki Probst said that she and her team “try to preserve the quality of the Market,” but that they don’t have a selection committee per se.

Unperturbed, or maybe sensing a marketing opportunity, KWA will screen “Dick” out of market on Monday night. The producers are studying the possibility of “ribald entertainment” at the screening.

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