Triumph des Willens / Triumph of the Will (1935) Leni Riefenstahl, Adolf Hitler, Hermann Göring, Max Amann, Documentary, History, War

Triumph of the Will (Triumph des Willens) is a filmed record of the 1934 Nazi Party Convention, in Nuremberg. No, it is more than just a record: it is an exultation of Adolf Hitler, who from the moment his plane descends from Valhalla-like clouds is visually characterized as a God on Earth. The “Jewish question” is disposed of with a few fleeting closeups; filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl prefers to concentrate on cheering crowds, precision marching, military bands, and Hitler’s climactic speech, all orchestrated, choreographed and illuminated on a scale that makes Griffith and DeMille look like poverty-row directors. It has been alleged that the climactic rally, “spontaneous” Sieg-Heils and all, was pre-planned according to Riefenstahl’s specifications, the better to take full advantage of its cinematic potential. Allegedly, propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels resented the presence and intrusion of a woman director, but finally had to admit that her images, achieved through the use of 30 cameras and 120 assistants, were worth a thousand speeches. Possibly the most powerful propaganda film ever made, Triumph of the Will is also, in retrospect, one of the most horrifying.

Triumph of the Will (1935)


Directed by: Leni Riefenstahl
Starring: Adolf Hitler, Hermann Göring, Max Amann

BDRip | MKV | 1h 50min | 864×720 | AVC @ 1790Kbps | AC-3 @ 448Kbps(2ch)
Lang: German | Subs: English | 1.74 GB
Genre: Documentary, History, War


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