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Peter Cohen (writer)
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Release Date:
13 October 1989 (Sweden) See more »
Tagline:
Skönhetskult och barbari i Tredje Riket
Plot:
An absorbing and chilling documentary about the National Socialist aesthetic, and how attempts to create... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Provocative documentary undermined in English version See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Rolf Arsenius ... Narrator (original version) (voice)

Bruno Ganz ... Narrator (German, subtitled English versions) (voice)
Sam Gray ... Narrator (dubbed English version)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Martin Bormann ... Himself (archive footage)
Karl Brandt ... Himself (archive footage) (as Dr. Karl Brandt)
Arno Breker ... Himself (archive footage)
Hermann Giesler ... Himself (archive footage)
Joseph Goebbels ... Himself (archive footage) (as Josef Goebbels)
Heinrich Himmler ... Himself (archive footage)

Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage)
Wilhelm Keitel ... Himself (archive footage)
Viktor Lutze ... Himself (archive footage)

Jeanne Moreau ... Narrator (French version) (voice)
Alfred Rosenberg ... Himself (archive footage)
Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt ... Himself (archive footage)
Albert Speer ... Himself (archive footage)
Josef Thorak ... Himself (archive footage)
P.L. Troost ... Himself (archive footage)
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Directed by
Peter Cohen 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Peter Cohen  writer

Produced by
Peter Cohen .... producer
 
Original Music by
Sven Ahlin 
Peter Cohen 
 
Cinematography by
Mikael Cohen 
Gerhard Fromm 
Peter Östlund 
 
Sound Department
Klas Dykhoff .... sound editor
Lars C. Lundberg .... sound re-recording mixer
Kjell Westman .... dubbing mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Börje Sundberg .... gaffer
 
Editorial Department
Karin Giernoth .... negative cutter
 
Other crew
Stig Jonassen .... fact checking
 
Thanks
Göran Bengtson .... thanks
Marcel Cravenne .... thanks (as Marcel Cohen)
Boguslaw Drewniak .... thanks
Marylou Gjernes .... thanks
Kay Glans .... thanks
Harald Herrmann .... thanks
Ernst Klee .... thanks
Gerhard Koch .... thanks
Bo Kuritzen .... thanks
Lars-Olof Larsson .... thanks
Lars Lundström .... thanks
Mikael Rosengren .... thanks
Werner Schwanitz .... thanks
Hans Jurgen Singer .... thanks
Rita Stetter .... thanks
Claes Söderqvist .... thanks
Peter Vierek .... thanks
 

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119 min
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While researching this film in Germany, 'Cohen, Peter' stumbled upon an obscure industrial documentary about various methods of vermin control for factory use. This short, entitled "Kleinkrieg" (or "Little War"), proved invaluable as it was the first to advocate the use of Zyklon-B as an effective means of mass extermination.See more »
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Features The Eternal Jew (1940)See more »
Soundtrack:
Requiem (excerpt)See more »

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5 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Provocative documentary undermined in English version, 30 April 1999
Author: Kevin Rayburn from Louisville, KY USA

"The Architecture of Doom" is the best surgical picking apart of Hitler's brain I've seen. It thoroughly examines Hitler's aesthetic worldview and how it could have lead to an artistic obsession to recreate the world to fit that vision. Its thoroughness is something Hitler himself might have admired! However, the power of this film is regrettably blunted quite a bit by the poor English narration. Perhaps Bruno Ganz's original narration with subtitles would have been better--though I haven't seen the latter to say for sure. In any case, narration is crucial in films like these (For a great example, listen to Trevor Howard in "Memory of the Camps"), and this lifeless, inflectionless reader really hurts a film that deserves a lot better treatment.

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