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Writer:
Leni Riefenstahl (writer)
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Release Date:
29 March 1940 (USA) See more »
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The document of the 1936 Olympics at Berlin, orchestrated as Nazi propaganda. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Sheigo Arai ... Himself - Swimmer, Japan
Jack Beresford ... Himself - Rower, Britain
Ralf Berzsenyi ... Himself - Small-Bore Rifle, Hungary
Ferenc Csík ... Himself - Swimmer, Hungary
Richard Degener ... Himself - Springboard Diver, USA
Willemijntje den Ouden ... Herself - Swimmer, Holland
Charles des Jammonières ... Himself - Free Pistol, France
Velma Dunn ... Herself - Platfom Diver, USA
Konrad Frey ... Himself - Gymnastics, Germany
Marjorie Gestring ... Herself - Springboard Diver, USA
Albert Greene ... Himself - Springboard Diver, USA
Tetsuo Hamuro ... Himself - 1st Place: 200m Breaststroke, Japan
Josef Hasenöhrl ... Himself - Single Sculls Rower, Austria
Heinz Hax ... Himself - Rapid-Fire Pistol, Germany

Adolf Hitler ... Himself
Alois Hudec ... Himself - Gymnastics, Czechoslovakia
Cornelius Johnson ... Himself - High Jump Winner
Adolph Kiefer ... Himself - Swimmer, USA
Masaji Kiyokawa ... Himself - Swimmer, Japan
Reizô Koike ... Himself - Swimmer, Japan
Erich Krempel ... Himself - Free Pistol, Germany
Käthe Köhler ... Herself - Platform Diver, Germany
Eugen Mack ... Himself - Gymnastics, Switzerland
Shôzô Makino ... Himself - Swimmer, Japan
Rie Mastenbroek ... Herself - Swimmer, Holland
Jack Medica ... Himself - Swimmer, USA
Glenn Morris ... Himself - Decathlon, USA
Dorothy Poynton ... Herself - Diver, USA (as Dorothy Poynton Hill)
Katherine Rawls ... Herself - Springboard Diver, USA
Michael Reusch ... Himself - Gymnastics, Switzerland
Elbert Root ... Himself - Platform Diver, USA
Willy Rögeberg ... Himself - Small-Bore Rifle, Norway
Aleksanteri Saavala ... Himself - Gymastics, Finland
Alfred Schwarzmann ... Himself - Gymnastics, Germany
Gustav Schäfer ... Himself - Single Sculls Rower, Germany
Johanna Selbach ... Herself - Swimmer, Holland
Neda Senff ... Herself - Swimmer, Holland
Erwin Sietas ... Himself - Swimmer, Germany
Herman Stork ... Himself - Platform Diver, USA
Leon Stukelji ... Himself - Gymnastics, Yugoslavia
Noboru Terada ... Himself - Swimmer, Japan
Torsten Ullman ... Himself - Shooting Competitor, Sweden
Shunpei Utô ... Himself - Swimmer, Japan
Albert van den Weghe ... Himself - Swimmer, USA
Cornelius van Oyen ... Himself - Rapid-Fire Pistol, Germany
Matthias Volz ... Himself - Gymnastics, Germany
Conrad von Wangenheim ... Himself - Steeplechase, Germany
Catherina Wagner ... Herself - Swimmer, Holland
Josef Walter ... Himself - Gymnastics, Switzerland
Marshall Wayne ... Himself - Diver, USA
Rolf Wernicke ... Narrator
Masanori Yusa ... Himself - Swimmer, Japan
Albert Bachmann ... Himself - Gymnastics, Switzerland (uncredited)
Daniel Barrow ... Himself - Single Sculls Rower, USA (uncredited)
Wladyslaw Karas ... Himself - Small-Bore Rifle, Poland (uncredited)
Paul Laven ... Narrator (uncredited)
Hideko Maehata ... Himself - Swimmer, Japan (uncredited)
Shigeo Sugiura ... Himself - Swimmer, Japan (uncredited)
Masahari Taguchi ... Himself - Swimmer, Japan (uncredited)

Directed by
Leni Riefenstahl 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Leni Riefenstahl  writer

Produced by
Leni Riefenstahl .... producer
 
Original Music by
Herbert Windt 
Walter Gronostay (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Wilfried Basse (uncredited)
Leo De Lafrue (uncredited)
Walter Frentz (uncredited)
Hans Karl Gottschalk (uncredited)
Richard Groschopp (uncredited)
Willy Hameister (uncredited)
Walter Hege (uncredited)
Werner Hundhausen (uncredited)
Albert Kling (uncredited)
Ernst Kunstmann (uncredited)
Guzzi Lantschner (uncredited)
Otto Lantschner (uncredited)
Kurt Neubert (uncredited)
Erich Nitzschmann (uncredited)
Hans Scheib (uncredited)
Hugo O. Schulze (uncredited)
Károly Vass (uncredited)
Andor von Barsy (uncredited)
Fritz von Friedl (uncredited)
Heinz von Jaworsky (uncredited)
Hugo von Kaweczynski (uncredited)
Alexander von Lagorio (uncredited)
Willy Zielke (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Walter Traut .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hans Ertl .... underwater cinematographer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Erna Peters .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Olympia 2. Teil - Fest der Schönheit" - Germany (original title)
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Runtime:
Sweden:96 min | USA:90 min
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Trivia:
Producer Winfield R. Sheehan and his wife, Viennese opera singer Maria Jeritza offered to help Riefenstahl to find a US distributor for the film, but no contract ever materialised.See more »
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Spoofed in Der Wixxer (2004)See more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Even more beautiful as part 1., 6 August 2008
Author: Boba_Fett1138 from Groningen, The Netherlands

This is an even more beautiful looking documentary than was the case with the first Riefenstahl 1936 Olympics documentary "Olympia 1. Teil - Fest der Völker". Perhaps it's because this movie focuses more on the more gracious looking sports, than was the case in the first movie, which focused purely on the sports being played within the Olympic stadium. Or perhaps it's also because the Netherlands actually won some gold medals in this part ;). This movie mostly focuses on all of the other sport being played outside of the stadium, indoors and outdoors. Sports such as fencing, boxing, swimming, hockey and everything else you can expect during the Olympics. Most sports are still featured now days at the Olympics. It's of course great seeing all those rs and how they were being played back then in 1936. Some things (for the better) have really changed.

Because of the more wide diversity of sports, the documentary also seems like it's going faster as well. Basically every 5 minutes we get to see a completely different sport, being set also at a totally different location again. It also perhaps makes all more exciting to watch as well.

Just like "Olympia 1. Teil - Fest der Völker" it's a beautifully shot documentary, that set the standards for future documentary making. Leni Riefenstahl was a real pioneer in documentary making, regardless of what you think of her motives. Many of the used techniques are now common to the filming of sports.

This movie also definitely feels less propaganda like than was still the case with "Olympia 1. Teil - Fest der Völker". It still remains a weird sight though, seeing German officers helping out the athletes, as Olympic officials. This of course got very all well organized and planned out by Nazi authorities, which basically used the 1936 as one big piece of propaganda. At least it doesn't show as much of Hitler (actually no Hitler at all) and Nazi flag waving as was the case in the first part.

A great and important achievement in the filming of sport and documentary making in particular, from Leni Riefenstahl.

9/10

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