Triumph des Willens (Triumph of the Will)

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Triumph des Willens (Triumph of the Will) with ENGLISH voice over translation.

Details

Original Third Reich film on on region free DVD with ENGLISH voice over translation. Approx. 102 minutes.

Product

Triumph of the Will (German: Triumph des Willens) is a 1935 German propaganda film directed, produced, edited, and co-written by Leni Riefenstahl. It chronicles the 1934 NSDAP Party Congress in Nuremberg, which was attended by more than 700,000 NSDAP supporters.

Plot

The film contains excerpts from speeches given by NSDAP leaders at the Congress, including Adolf Hitler, Rudolf Hess, and Julius Streicher, interspersed with footage of massed Sturmabteilung and Schutzstaffel troops and public reaction. Hitler commissioned the film and served as an unofficial executive producer; his name appears in the opening titles. The film’s overriding theme is the return of Germany as a great power, with Hitler as the leader who will bring glory to the nation.

Triumph of the Will was released in 1935 and became a prominent example of propaganda in film history. Riefenstahl’s techniques—such as moving cameras, aerial photography, the use of long focus lenses to create a distorted perspective, and the revolutionary approach to the use of music and cinematography—have earned Triumph of the Will recognition as one of the greatest propaganda films in history. Riefenstahl helped to stage the scenes, directing and rehearsing some of them at least fifty times. Riefenstahl won several awards, not only in Germany but also in the United States, France, Sweden, and other countries. The film was popular in the Third Reich, and has continued to influence movies, documentaries, and commercials to this day.

–Source: Wikipedia