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Triumph of the Will (1935)

Triumph des Willens (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary, History, War | 28 March 1935 (Germany)
The infamous propaganda film of the 1934 Nazi Party rally in Nuremberg, Germany.

Director:

Leni Riefenstahl
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Cast

Credited cast:
Adolf Hitler ... Self - Führer und Reichskanzler
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Max Amann Max Amann ... Self - Views Parade of SA in Long Pants, No Banners
Martin Bormann ... Self - Sits on Hitler's Left, at HJ Rally, Enters Hall Behind Hess, Sits Behind Streicher
Walter Buch Walter Buch ... Self - Views Parade of SA in Long Pants, No Banners, Views SS Parade
Walter Darré Walter Darré ... Self - Health of Our Farmers Speech
Otto Dietrich Otto Dietrich ... Self - Truth About Germany Speech
Sepp Dietrich Sepp Dietrich ... Self - Commander of the SS-Leibstandarten
Hans Frank Hans Frank ... Self - Speech
Joseph Goebbels ... Self - Arrives by Plane with Hitler, Bright Flame Speech, at HJ Rally, Views RAD Parade, Listens to Hitler (as Josef Goebbels)
Jakob Grimminger Jakob Grimminger ... Blood Flag Bearer
Hermann Göring ... Self - Listens to Hess, Reviews Army, Parades in SA Uniform Then Joins Hitler, Listens to Hitler, Stands and Nods Agreement
Rudolf Hess ... Self - Opens Congress, You Are Germany Speech, at HJ Rally, Reviews Parade, Sits on Hitler's Right, Introduces Hitler, Listens to Hitler, Hitler Is Germany Speech
Reinhard Heydrich ... Self - Views SS Parade with Other Officers by Hitler's Car
Konstantin Hierl Konstantin Hierl ... Self - National Labour Service Speech, Presents RAD to Hitler, Leads RAD Parade Then Joins Hitler
Heinrich Himmler ... Self - Walks to Flame with Hitler and Lutze, Leads SS at SA Rally, Leads SS Parade Then Joins Hitler, Sits Beside Lutze, Listens to Hitler
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This documentary by filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl's is about the Nazi party's 1934 rally in Nuremberg, Germany. Told without narration, it documents all six days of activities from Adolf Hitler's arrival to his departure. It includes speeches by all of the major participants as well as the various activities of the thousands upon thousands who attended. In hindsight, it's a chilling film that shows the power of propaganda. Written by garykmcd

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The infamous propaganda film.


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Only one scene, the review of the German cavalry, actually involved the German military. The other formations were party organizations that were not considered part of the military. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
subtitle: The documentary of the Reich Party Congress, 1934 - Produced by order of the Führer.
Opening crawl: On September 5, 1934, 20 years after the outbreak of the World War, 16 years after Germany's Suffering, 19 months after the beginning of the German Rebirth, Adolf Hitler again flew to Nuremberg to review the assembly of his faithful followers.
crowd: [for more than 20 minutes, there is only one discernible word:] Heil! Heil! Heil!...
Rudolf Hess: I open the sixth Party Congress in respectful memory of he who has passed on...
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Connections

Featured in The Champagne Safari (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Volk Ans Gewehr (People to Arms)
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Groundbreaking Documentary
20 April 2003 | by AK47_600See all my reviews

No matter what you think of Nazis this film is brilliant. It was the first of the kind political documentary. The beginning may bore some viewers, but those who stay will be rewarded by some of the most famous documentary footage ever shot. I feel I could see this movie a few times without being bored. In fact, the more you watch the more fun it is.


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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

28 March 1935 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Triumph of the Will See more »

Filming Locations:

Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany See more »

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Budget:

DEM280,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Tobis-Klangfilm)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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