The Architecture of Doom

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Released 1991

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The Architecture of Doom is a 1989 documentary by Swedish filmmaker Peter Cohen. The film chronicles the obsessions of Adolf Hitler and how his vision of aesthetics formed many of the ideals of the Third Reich. Hitler's background in architecture and his vision of "proper" art contributed to Nazi ideals of purity, encouraging the rejection of the avant-garde works by many Soviet and Jewish artists. Hitler believed in a very strict ideal of health and beauty, and forced millions to conform, condemning those that believed and acted otherwise. Written, produced, and directed by Peter Cohen, the film questions Hitler's grasp on reality as his obsessions grew and obstructed his views on the rest of the world. The Architecture of Doom premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and was a Blue Ribbon Winner at the 1993 American Film & Video Festival. Narrated by Rolf Arsenius for the American version, Bruno Ganz is the narrator for the German language version.
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