Olympia: the film of the XI Olympic Games, Berlin 1935. - [Parts I and II]

Germany, 1936

Film
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A two part record of the controversial 1936 Berlin Olympics. Part 1 contains a stylised glorification of ancient Greece, the carrying of the Olympic torch to Berlin, and the opening ceremony. Part 2 opens with scenes of athletes training and relaxing at the Olympic Village. Sporting events covered are swimming, athletics and diving, gymnastics, riding, rowing, cycling, yachting, shooting, hockey, polo and soccer. Intended as a glorification of the Nazi Regime.

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Credits

producer/director

Leni Riefenstahl

Duration

03:37:12:00

Production places
Germany
Production dates
1936

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