Did the movies "The Boy in Striped Pyjamas" have dialogue with the following subtitle, which has been compared to Trump's slogan "Make America Great Again"?

He's [Hitler] making the country great again

Example tweet

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    Just for context: The slogan is older than the movie. For example, Reagan used a similar slogan in the 80s.
    – tim
    Mar 24, 2016 at 12:18
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    It's such a generic quote I wouldn't be surprised if you can find it going back to comments about Roman senators. Mar 24, 2016 at 12:55
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    I don't think this is notable. You're asking whether a line appeared in a movie. You have a picture of that line subtitled in that movie. What kind of evidence would convince you? Someone else taking a picture of that scene in that movie with subtitles on? Mar 24, 2016 at 14:06
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    At the very least this sentiment is sixty years old: margaretthatcher.org/document/100858 Mar 24, 2016 at 16:04
  • @Dawn it makes the title less "subjective", but also less informative. Mar 27, 2016 at 11:36

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This line is in the movie. You can see it in the subtitle file:

00:54:08,880 --> 00:54:11,075
It's only horrible for them, Bruno.

00:54:11,120 --> 00:54:13,554
We should be proud of Dad,
now more than ever before.

00:54:13,600 --> 00:54:16,068
He's making the country great again.

Although, "he" refers to Bruno and Gretel's father, Ralf.

  • So, it's in the movie. Is it in the book?
    – GEdgar
    Mar 27, 2016 at 1:34
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    @GEdgar It isn't
    – user30557
    Mar 27, 2016 at 1:35
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    And so what if the line is in that movie? I would bet that each of those lines (absent the name) appears in numerous books and movies, and has been used uncounted times in speech. There are only so many words in the English language, and only a limited way to string them together to express a particular idea. How many movies do you suppose contain a line like "I love you"?
    – jamesqf
    Mar 27, 2016 at 17:53
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    @jamesqf No, the implication here (here being the tweet which is the basis for notability, and also maybe the question itself) is that Trump == Hitler based on similarity between Trump's slogan and a line in a movie (allegedly, though per this answer incorrectly) talking about Hitler. Mar 28, 2016 at 22:21
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    It doesn't matter what the implication is because we don't debunk implied claims or motivations behind claims. The only thing that matters for this site's purposes is the evidence behind the claim that the quoted line is in the movie.
    – user30557
    Mar 28, 2016 at 22:29

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