Triumph of the Will

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Released 1934

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Triumph of the Will

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Director:
Leni Riefenstahl
Released:
1934
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Triumph of the Will is a 1934 German propaganda film written, directed and produced by Leni Riefenstahl. The film documents the 1934 Nazi Party Congress in Nuremberg German. 700,000 party members attended the four day event. The film's plot is structured around these four days. Showing the arrival of Nazi party arrival leaders on the first day, a Hitler youth rally on the second and climaxes on the third with a speech by Hitler in front of 1500,00 SS troops. The film features excerpts of speeches delivered by many Nazi party leaders including Adolf Hitler, Hermann Goring and Joseph Goebbels. Speeches are intercut with footage of tens of thousands of Nazi party members standing at attention. Triumph of the Will is a must see for both students of history and film. It is widely recognized as a masterwork of the propaganda genre and is also famous for its innovative cinematic craftsmanship. As historical document Triumph of the Will gives insight into Germany under Nazi rule. A viewer watching with the benefit of hindsight cannot help feel a sense of dread and see a country hurtling toward oblivion.moreless
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