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
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 »
The documentary of the Reich Party Congress, 1934 - Produced by order of the Führer.
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.
[for more than 20 minutes, there is only one discernible word:]
Heil! Heil! Heil!...
I open the sixth Party Congress in respectful memory of he who has passed on...
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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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