Rent Triumph of the Will (1935)

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"Triumph of the Will" may be the most endurmgly controversial film ever made, justly both despised and admired. Is it disgusting propaganda? Absolutely. Is it a documentary record of a critical historical moment? Yes...but also no. Perhaps the only thing on which everyone could agree is that it is one of the most terrifying horror movies of all time. A shamelessly biased, unabashedly subjective rendering of the infamous 1934 Nuremberg rallies of the Nazi part, Triumph Of The Will was commissioned by Hitler from his favourite actress turned director Leni Riefenstahl.
The power and purity of Reifenstahl's artistry is such that this incredibly perverse and corrupt film has its own kind of demented integrity. An essential document of Hitler the Orator and mesmerizer of the masses, this programme revels in the monumental architecture of Albert Speer, the formal precision of the marching cadres, and above all, the almost religious exaltation of Hitler as the mystical personofication of the dreams and ideals of his people, captured kinetically with a mastery of technique that is both breathtaking and revolting. It is a film no one who sees can ever forget.
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Leni Riefenstahl, Walter Ruttmann
Triumph des Willens
Moon Stone
Germany, Documentary
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Run Time:
120 minutes
English, German
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.37:1
B & W

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Reviews (1) of Triumph of the Will

a family movie of daddy Hitler and his dim but vicious children on a day out in the country - Triumph of the Will review by tm

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this was a disappointing movie. I had hoped for high art, breakthrough imagery, brilliant and subtle editing that made Nazism look disturbingly attractive and fascinating. A sort of "birth of a nation for Nazis" ; now that was a brilliant movie. After all, Capra and so many other contemporaries were so enamoured of the Leni Riefenstahl' s product that they didn't think they could match her peerless work.

what I got was a pretty hum drum home movie; a sort of "the crude family next door go on holiday" to their holiday villa to visit their equally unpleasant cousins.

there were some intriguing closeups of the sinister legends of the holocaust looking, well like sinister legends, but in all honesty, unless you were a fan already, how could you possibly sit through this without yawning and wondering if you had enough crisps to get you through it?

it is intriguing as a historical document for example the SA were credited strongly even though a few weeks earlier, the Fuhrer had agreed to have them decapitated. and so on but as art; no. if you want to see effective subtle and powerful racist propaganda, then go to WD Griffiths' much earlier masterpiece.

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