Triumph of the Will
Genre : Documentary, WarProblem : 28/03/2006 Produzent : Leni Riefenstahl Autor : Leni Riefenstahl, Walter Ruttmann Studio : Synapse Films Dauer : Eins hundert zwanzig Land : Germany Sprachen : German, English, Spanish, Italian Sprache : in Untertitel : Englisch Scheiben : 1 Medien : DVD Features : Black and White, Special Edition Video-Format : NTSC Sound : Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono Region : 1 IMdB : 0025913 UPC : 0654930305294 Darsteller : Adolf Hitler, Hermann Goering, Rudolf Hess, Werner von Blomberg, Werner von Fritsch Tags : Hitler, Rally, Nazi, Propaganda, Third Reich, Nuremberg Germany, Nazi Party, Propaganda Film, Totalitarian State, Procession, Montage, Salute, Nazi Flag, Military, Public Domain, Swastika, Eagle, Cloud, Lebensraum, Military Official, Banner, Heil Hitler, Title Directed By Female, Wehrmacht, Controversy, Spade, Hitlerjugend, Night, Speech, Motorcycle, Torch, Labor, Shovel, Bathing, Parade, Government Official, Flag, Nazi Uniform, Camping, Year 1935, Nazism, Motorcade, Nazi Propaganda, Nazi Rally, Nazi Germany
Zusammenfassung : Leni Riefenstahl directed this chilling documentary of the sixth Nazi Party Congress in 1934. This intense digitally remastered presentation details how the Nazi party developed strong propaganda and attempted to sell their ideas to German leaders. 1936/b&w/107 min/NR.
Triumph of the Will is one of the most important films ever made. Not because it documents evil–more watchable examples are being made today. And not as a historical example of blind propaganda–those (much shorter) movies are merely laughable now. No, Riefenstahl’s masterpiece–and it is a masterpiece, politics aside–combines the strengths of documentary and propaganda into a single, overwhelmingly powerful visual force. Riefenstahl was hired by the Reich to create an eternal record of the 1934 rally at Nuremberg, and that’s exactly what she does. You might not become a Nazi after watching her film, but you will understand too clearly how Germany fell under Hitler’s spell. The early crowd scenes remind one of nothing so much as Beatles concert footage (if only their fans were so well behaved!). Like the fascists it monumentalizes, Triumph of the Will overlooks its own weaknesses–at nearly two hours, the speeches tend to drone on, and the repeated visual motifs are a little over-hypnotic, especially for modern viewers. But the occasional iconic vista (banners lining the streets of Nuremberg, Hitler parting a sea of 200,000 party members standing at attention) will electrify anyone into wakefulness. –Grant Balfour