Louis and the Nazis
Written byLouis Theroux
StarringLouis Theroux
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
Production
Running time80 minutes
Release
Original release21 December 2003 (2003-12-21)
Chronology
Preceded byLouis, Martin & Michael
Followed byLouis Theroux: Gambling in Las Vegas

Louis and the Nazis is a British documentary that was televised on 21 December 2003. It was directed by Stuart Cabb and written by Louis Theroux. The documentary ran for 80 minutes.[1]

Louis travels to California to meet the man dubbed "the most dangerous racist in America", Tom Metzger. Louis meets him, his family and his publicity manager as well as following him to skinhead rallies and on a visit to Mexico. He also encounters the Nazi-pop folk duo Prussian Blue and their mother and maternal grandfather.[2] Louis Theroux would revisit the subjects of the documentary in his book The Call of the Weird: Travels in American Subcultures.[3][4][5]

Reception

The New Zealand Listener described the documentary "Louis and the Nazis is the most brilliant TV programme I wish I’d never seen."[6] The Times described the documentary as "sinister and unsettling".[7] The Guardian gave the programme a positive review also.[8]

References

  1. ^ Smith, Rupert (22 December 2003). "Reich and wrong". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 10 October 2010.
  2. ^ "Those ugly Americans". New Zealand Listener. Retrieved 4 October 2010.
  3. ^ "The Call of the Weird by Louis Theroux". Pop Matters. Retrieved 4 October 2010.
  4. ^ "Freak Show". The Washington Post. 4 March 2007. Retrieved 4 October 2010.
  5. ^ O'Hagan, Sean (20 November 2005). "America the bountiful". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 4 October 2010.
  6. ^ "Those ugly Americans". New Zealand Listener. Retrieved 4 October 2010.
  7. ^ Hoggart, Paul (22 December 2003). "TV Review". Times. London. Retrieved 10 October 2010.
  8. ^ Smith, Rupert (22 December 2003). "Reich and wrong". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 10 October 2010.