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Olympia 2. Teil - Fest der Schönheit
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Director:
Writer:
Leni Riefenstahl (writer)
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Release Date:
29 March 1940 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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)
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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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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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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 »
Movie Connections:
Featured in So Goes My Love (1938)See more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Template for other documentaries, yet much more beautiful., 19 January 2002
Author: Zepheus (lee_scott_benson@yahoo.com) from San Francisco, CA

I watched this film in my International Cinema class, and it was quite interesting. The movie starts out rather oddly, with naked bathing men and about 8 dialogue-free minutes of various people working out. The best part of this film (for me) is near the end. It was the men's high-dive section. Leni set the camera up under the divers and, as they fall, they look as if they're flying. The viewer loses almost all sense of which way is down as they watch the diver tumbling/soaring through the air.

Another enjoyable part is the horse-riding section, which plays out similar to an ESPN blooper reel, with riders falling from their horses on difficult jumps. But in this film, it's much more gorgeous through the help of slow motion and fairly tight framing.

All in all, a well crafted documentary.

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