8 Things to Know About "The Man in the High Castle"

by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 7 months ago

Learn more about the acclaimed drama that posits what would happen if the Axis Powers were victorious in World War II.

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Rupert Evans in The Man in the High Castle (2015)

Play Through the Pain

Rupert Evans filmed the entire pilot with a broken wrist.

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The Man in the High Castle (2015)

The Origami Unicorn

The origami unicorn created by the Lined-Face Man pays homage to Ridley Scott's Blade Runner. Edward James Olmos, who plays the character Gaff, uses them as his calling card.

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Philip K. Dick

Award-winning Source Material

Philip K. Dick's novel "The Man in the High Castle" won the Hugo Award for Best Novel of 1962.

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The Man in the High Castle (2015)

Work Makes You Free

All license plates on the show display the famous Nazi slogan “Arbeit Macht Frei,” which translates in English to: “Work makes you free.”

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The Man in the High Castle (2015)

Japanese Occupation

The Japanese Pacific States flag has eight stars--one for each state under Japanese occupation.

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Bernhard Forcher and Daisuke Tsuji in The Man in the High Castle (2015)

Victory!

In the world of "The Man in the High Castle," "VA Day" stands for "Victory in America." It celebrates the day when American forces surrendered to the Nazis.

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Luke Kleintank in The Man in the High Castle (2015)

American Reich

Joe Blake, played by Luke Kleintank, watches a detective series titled "American Reich," a show that promotes living life within the Nazi moral code.

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Brennan Brown in The Man in the High Castle (2015)

American History

Robert Childan, played by Brennan Brown, owns a shop called American Artistic Handcrafts, which is effectively a museum of the America that died.