Triumph of the will = Triumph des willens

Germany, 1934

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Triumph of the will is the official film record of the Sixth Nazi Party Congress (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei. Reichsparteitag) held at Nuremberg, Germany, September 4 to 10, 1934. Leni Riefenstahl produced and directed the film at the order of Hitler. The purpose of the film was propagandistic, and as propaganda, it is an historical landmark, which may never be equalled. It is also a visually beautiful film - showing the supreme pageantry of the Congress and capturing the enthusiasm of the huge crowds (men, women and children of all ages) who took part. As an example of German filmmaking of the period, it is unequalled. The various parades and ceremonies are shown and many of the leaders of the Party who later became so well known are seen. Hitler is also shown giving some of his speeches, which receive a startling reception. Note: In German. No English subtitles.

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