Eldorado: Everything the Nazis Hate

2023 [GERMAN]

Action / Documentary / Drama / History

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 91% · 11 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 82%
IMDb Rating 7.5/10 10 1549 1.5K


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Reviewed by SteverB 10 / 10

Those who do not remember the past are doomed to repeat it

This is a documentary about a queer night club in Berlin in the 1920s before Hitler's rise to power. It is that, and so much more. The parallels to what happened then and what is beginning to happen in the 2020s in the United States are breathtaking. There were so many instances that they're too numerous to detail here. Suffice to say that if you are not in touch with the political climate in the U. S. now, and how it relates to 1920s and 30s Germany, this documentary is a roadmap to that reality.

Berlin in the 1920s was a time of free expression of ideas, and people had the freedom to be who they were, at least in places like the El Dorado. Homosexuality, transgenderism, or queer expression are NOT new things, and even 100 years ago were present in the culture, and seldom commented on.

I learned far more than just Germany's treatment of queer culture before and after Hitler. This is that, but it's also a warning that with what we are seeing now trying to come to power, could VERY easily lead to the kinds of persecutions seen in Nazi Germany. Since hyperbole is now dead and has been for a few years, literally anything could happen with the right fuses in place. The matches are ever-present. There is, I believe, more to the making and release of this documentary at this moment in time than the 100th anniversary of some of the events depicted in the film.

I don't normally find re-enactments compelling in documentaries like this, but their use here was warranted as it seems there was little historical footage from inside El Dorado. Otherwise, historical footage and modern-day interviews are used to great effect, mostly in English, but also some subtitled German. HIGHLY recommended and absolutely not just for a gay audience.

Also, happy 10th anniversary to Walter and Howard!

Reviewed by Screen_O_Genic 9 / 10

Decadence and Subversion in Weimar Berlin

In the challenging, free for all day to day reality in 1920s Berlin one place stood out: the Eldorado. Known as the premier nightclub for LGBTQs it symbolized the city's liberal and economically troubled times with its open lifestyle. "Eldorado: Everything the Nazis Hate" (Eldorado - Alles, was die Nazis hassen) is a well-done docudrama on the establishment's fabled story and the colorful and tragic figures who made it a legend. Featuring reenactments that ressurect the time and place to life and interviews with historians (most who are gay and transgender themselves) with haunting images and footage of the time the film is a window into a little-known and fascinating period in history. Historical figures like Nazi leader Ernst Röhm, Tennis champion and aristocrat Gottfried von Cramm, pioneering sex author Magnus Hirschfeld, artist Toni Ebel and her lover Charlotte Charlaque who are perhaps the first recipients of sex change operations, etc., bring to life an era with their interesting and tragic lives. The interview with composer and centenarian Walter Arlen brings the compelling and sad saga right to the present. While it may go on a bit too long this is one of the best documentaries on the subject. Colorful and moving "Eldorado" is one history and film fans wouldn't want to miss.

Reviewed by darmal5-1 9 / 10


"Those who do not remember the past are doomed to repeat it" seems to be the underlying theme here in regards to America in the 21st century from the use of lower social classes given the right of violence to achieve a symbolic future under the leadership of a master manipulator to the eroding rights of women, minorities, and LGBT communities in lieu of the establishment of nationalistic Christian warriors. All of the evidence presented here (and in other documentaries) demonstrating media bias, degradation of educational programs and institutions , book censorship, and imaginary philosophical villains out to corrupt the youth of the nation.

The blueprint has been established but, looking around, no one appears to notice because it is not on TikTok.

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