Triumph Of The Will (Synapse) (1935)
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Movie Details
Director Leni Riefenstahl
Writer Leni Riefenstahl
Studio Synapse Films
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 120 mins
Country USA
Color Color
A.K.A Triumph Des Willens

Leni Riefenstahl's classic piece of historical filmmaking, filmed during the 1934 Nazi Party Rally in Nuremberg, Germany, is considered by many to be one of the most important and controversial films ever made.

The film, realized by Paul Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's Reich Minister for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, was created to influence all of Germany to support the "power" of the Nazi Party. All during World War II in every theatre in Germany, either part or all of Triumph Of The Will was shown.

Funded entirely by the N.S.D.A.P. (the Nazi Party), Hitler hired the young actress/director Leni Riefenstahl to direct. Money was unlimited, so Riefenstahl was eating and sleeping in the editing room with hundreds of thousands of feet of film for several months. All of the shots in Triumph are carefully constructed. Sets were specially built to accommodate cameras and Hitler was filmed separately from the crowds so Riefenstahl could edit together a film that would manipulate imagery and seduce the mind.

An historically significant and, at times, horrifying manipulative exercise in propaganda for the Nazi regime, Triumph Of The Will continues to be controversial over sixty years after its original release. This historical document has been unavailable in Germany for many decades and Leni Riefenstahl has since come under fire for her personal relationship with Adolph Hitler, spending her life in the shadow of collaborating with the Nazi Party.
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Seen It Yes
Index 412
Collection Status In Collection
Links DVD Empire
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 B&W
Layers Single side, Dual layer
UPC 654930301593
Chapters 18
Release Date 3/30/2004
Subtitles English
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks GERMAN: Dolby Digital Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
The Leni Riefenstahl Short Film, Day Of Freedom
Audio Commentary by Historian, Dr. Anthony R. Santoro