Filmmaker Taika Waititi says he had no intention of doing justice to the character of Hitler in his new film "Jojo Rabbit".
The anti-hate satire is about a young German boy (Roman Griffin), who finds out that his mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a Jewish girl in their home.
Waititi plays the boy's imaginary friend, Hitler in the movie, which he has also directed.
The 44-year-old filmmaker said the only thing common between his portrayal and the real-life German dictator was the signature moustache.
"That vision of Hitler that I wrote shares nothing with the real guy other than that moustache, really. He is conjured from the mind of a 10-year-old, so he can only know what a 10-year-old knows," Waititi said during The Hollywood Reporter's annual Writer Roundtable.
"I had no real interest in writing an authentic portrayal, or even when I played him, I had no interest in actually putting in the effort or putting in the research, because I just didn't think he deserved it," he added.
"Jojo Rabbit", which had its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival, released in October this year.
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