TRIUMPH OF THE WILL (TRIUMPH DES WILLENS) PROPAGANDA MOVIE IN DVD
GERMAN WWII PROPAGANDA MOVIE - TRIUMPH OF THE WILL
DVD. German sountrack. English subtitles. Region 0
Triumph of the Will (German: Triumph des Willens) is a propaganda film made by Leni Riefenstahl. It chronicles the 1934 Nazi Party Congress in Nuremberg, which draws the viewers into the experience of the mass movement of the Nazi Party. This important rally and annual congress was attended by more than 700,000 joyful Nazi supporters.
The film contains excerpts from speeches given by various Nazi leaders at the Congress, including portions of speeches by Adolf Hitler. Hitler commissioned the film and served as an unofficial executive producer; his name appears in the opening titles.
Banned in many countires, even today, this is a classic movie of one of the most important periods in the history of mankind.
Triumph of the Will is the movie masterpiece of the Third Reich.
Directed by Helene Bertha Amalie "Leni" Riefenstahl. Leni was a German photographer, director, and actress well know for producing Nazi Propaganda.
Riefenstahl became one of the few women in Germany to direct a film when she directed Das Blaue Licht (The Blue Light).
She is famous for her directing Triumph des Willens and Olympia, both Nazi propaganda films which gave her worldwide acclaim. Both films are considered to be two of the most technically innovated and highly effective propaganda films ever made.
She became a friend of Hitler’s when he also worked in close collaboration with her during production of 3 of her films.
Her involvement in the German propaganda films greatly damaged her reputation and career after the war and resulted in her arrest, though she was never tried and found guilty of any war crimes.
Riefenstahl tried many times to make more films after the war but met with great resistance, during public protests and sharp criticism. Besides directing, Riefenstahl released an autobiography and wrote several books on the Nuba people in Sudan. She died in 2003 at the age of 101.