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My Neighbor Adolf

  • Israel, Poland
  • Feature
  • 2022
  • 96 min.
  • Director(s): Leon Prudovsky
  • Producer(s): Haim Mecklberg, Estee Yacov-Mecklberg, Stanislaw Dziedzic, Klaudia Smieja


Colombia, May 1960, just after Israel’s abduction of Adolf Eichmann in Argentina. Polsky, a lonely and grumpy Holocaust survivor, lives in the remote Colombian countryside. He spends his days playing chess and tending his beloved rose bushes. One day, when a mysterious old German man moves in next-door, he suspects that his new neighbor is… Adolf Hitler. Since nobody believes him, he embarks on a detective mission to find
the evidence. But, in order to gather evidence, he will need to be closer to his neighbor than he would like. So close that the two could almost become friends.

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Leon Prudovsky


Haim Mecklberg, Estee Yacov-Mecklberg, Stanislaw Dziedzic, Klaudia Smieja


Julieta Biasotti, Diego Conejero, Julio César Gaviria, Juan Pablo Lasserre


Leon Prudovsky, Dmitry Malinsky


Radek Ladczuk


Hervé Schneid

Original Music

Łukasz Targosz


David Hayman , Udo Kier, Olivia Silhavy, Kineret Peled, Jaime Correa, Tomasz Sobczak, Danharry Colorado Cortés, Dorian Alexis Zuluaga Seguro

Original Language

English, German, Polish, Spanish, Yiddish


Hebrew, English

Production Companies

2-Team Productions and Film Produkcja in co-production with Vandalo and United King Films

Funded by

The Joshua Rabinovich Tel-Aviv Foundation for the Arts Cinema Project, Polish Film Institute, Comité Promoción Fílmica Colombia

Line Producers

Federico Brizzio


Heidi Levitt

Production Design

Maria Camila Agudelo

Costume Design

Analia Manouelian


Carlos Arcila

Festival Highlights

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia, Opening Film, 2022

Locarno International Film Festival, Italy, Official Selection, 2022

International Film Festival of India, , Official Selection, 2022

Haifa International Film Festival, Israel, 2022

Film Festival Hamburg, Germany, Official Selection, 2022


  • "Udo Kier steals the show in this bittersweet comedy. Building on his acclaimed turns in Bacurau and Swan Song, he deploys his distinctive ice-blue eyes and richly sonorous voice to entertaining and touching effect here"
    - Neil Young, Screen Daily
  • "An original, intelligent, and surreal comedy… a controversial account of distrust, truth in the news, history and fear of the people around you. With two excellent actors. "
    - Gaia Serena Simionati,
  • "All the ingredients to make a daring film are there, on a razor edge that could make it fall to the side of the plate. However, Leon Prudovsky, and his co-writer Dmitry Malinsky, never fall into the trap of excess and master wonderfully the narrative balance oscillating between drama and situational comedy - with a surprising twist at the end. "
    - Malik Berkat, J-Mag
  • "Prudovsky feels at home in the comedic genre, and with this film he also taps the full potential of black comedy… it is an universal story of a friendship between two lonely men who discover that they have more in common than they first believe. The fast editing provides a pleasant drive and entertainment."
    - Teresa Vena, Kino Zeit
  • "A well-told film, with an adequate cast, good cinematography by the award-winning Radek Ladczuk, and careful editing by Hervé Schneid, the editor of 'Amélie.' 'My Neighbor Adolf' deserves, beyond controversy, a warm success."
    - Ugo Brusaporco, La Regione