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.