Schtonk (1991): Popular German Satire

This German slapstick satire of contemporary German society, directed by Helmut Dietl, is titled Schtonk, which is the word that Charlie Chaplin used when he pretended to speak German in The Great Dictator, his controversial satire of Hitler and Nazi Germany.
The film is loosely based on the Hitler Diaries Scandal of the 1970s.
Fritz Knobel (Uwe Ochesenknecht) is a life-long forger of Nazi memorabilia. He got his start as a boy, selling items of clothing as something Hitler wore. His current income-generating scam is to sell “original” portraits by Hitler of his mistress Eva Braun to connoisseurs of Nazi art. He runs into Hermann Willie (Gots George), an ambitious journalist who works for a tabloid magazine called HH Press (modeled on Der Stern), and the two of them concoct a scam which will garner headlines  and fame for the journalist and cash for the forger.
The humor may be too broad, but the laughs are riotous and they keep coming steadily.
I saw the film, which broke box-office records in Germany, at the 1992 Toronto Film Fest
Directed by Helmut Dietl
Screenplay: Dietl and Ulrich Limmer
Running time: 115 Minutes