Twenty years after the end of WWI in which the nation of Tomainia was on the losing side, Adenoid Hynkel has risen to power as the ruthless dictator of the country. He believes in a pure Aryan state, and the decimation of the Jews. This situation is unknown to a simple Jewish-Tomainian barber who has since been hospitalized the result of a WWI battle. Upon his release, the barber, who had been suffering from memory loss about the war, is shown the new persecuted life of the Jews by many living in the Jewish ghetto, including a washerwoman named Hannah, with whom he begins a relationship. The barber is ultimately spared such persecution by Commander Schultz, who he saved in that WWI battle. The lives of all Jews in Tomainia are eventually spared with a policy shift by Hynkel himself, who is doing so for ulterior motives. But those motives include a want for world domination, starting with the invasion of neighboring Osterlich, which may be threatened by Benzino Napaloni, the dictator .
|nudity||One short scene were a woman is washing a floor, minor cleavage, nothing sexual. At one scene, Adenoid Hynkel calls his secretary and holds her down like he's going to kiss her, they are interrupted when he receives a phone call though.|
|violence||Some slapstick violence. A guy wearing a bulletproof vest gives Adenoid Hynkel a pistol and tells him to shoot him in the chest. Hynkel does this, and the vest proves to be a failure as the guy drops dead. A hunter shoots at ducks and misses. Two soldiers try to attack the Jewish barber. They are hit on the head with a frying pan. A man is shot to death in the Jewish ghetto when he resists arrest. Hannah and her family are attacked by Tomanian soldiers|
|frightening||none SUGGESTED RATING - PG|