Olympia 2. Teil - Fest der Schönheit ()

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The document of the 1936 Olympics at Berlin, orchestrated as Nazi propaganda.


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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Himself - Swimmer, Japan
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
Herself - Platfom Diver, USA
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
Alois Hudec ...
Himself - Gymnastics, Czechoslovakia
Cornelius Johnson ...
Himself - High Jump Winner
Adolph Kiefer ...
Himself - Swimmer, USA
Himself - Swimmer, Japan
Reizô Koike ...
Himself - Swimmer, Japan
Erich Krempel ...
Himself - Free Pistol, Germany
Käthe Köhler ...
Herself - Platform Diver, Germany
Himself - Gymnastics, Switzerland
Shôzô Makino ...
Himself - Swimmer, Japan
Herself - Swimmer, Holland
Himself - Swimmer, USA
Himself - Decathlon, USA
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
Himself - Steeplechase, Germany
Catherina Wagner ...
Herself - Swimmer, Holland
Josef Walter ...
Himself - Gymnastics, Switzerland
Marshall Wayne ...
Himself - Diver, USA
Rolf Wernicke ...
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)
Himself - Swimmer, Japan (uncredited)
Shigeo Sugiura ...
Himself - Swimmer, Japan (uncredited)
Masaharu Taguchi ...
Himself - Swimmer, Japan (uncredited)

Directed by

Leni Riefenstahl

Written by

Leni Riefenstahl ... (writer)

Produced by

Leni Riefenstahl ... producer

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)

Editorial Department

Erna Peters ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Production Management

Walter Traut ... production manager (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

Hans Ertl ... underwater cinematographer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

After being commissioned by the 1936 Olympic Committee to create a feature film of the Berlin Olympics, Riefenstahl shot a documentary that celebrates the human body by combining the poetry of bodies in motion with close-ups of athletes in the heat of competition. The production tends to glorify the young male body and, some say, expresses the Nazi attitude toward athletic prowess. Miss Riefenstahl captures the grace of athletes during field hockey, soccer, bicycling, equestrian, aquatic and gymnastic events. Highlights are the Pentathlon and the Decathlon, which was won by American Glenn Morris; it ends with the triumphant conclusion of the games. Written by Fiona Kelleghan

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Also Known As
  • Olympia - Fest der Schönheit - Zweiter Film von den olympischen Spielen Berlin 1936 (Germany)
  • Olympia Part Two: Festival of Beauty (World-wide, English title)
  • Olympia Part Two: Festival of Beauty (United Kingdom)
  • Olympia: The Film of the XI. Olympic Games, Part II (United Kingdom)
  • Les dieux du stade, la fête de la beauté (France)
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  • 96 min
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Trivia The production company Olympia-Film-GmbH, owned by Leni Riefenstahl and her brother Heinz, was only a front to preserve the film's political independence in front of the International Olympic Committee. It was in fact entirely funded by the Third Reich. The original contract stipulated that Olympia-Film-GmbH would be dissolved once production completed and the copyrights would be the sole property of the Reich. The dissolution only took place on 9th January 1942, with Riefenstahl being awarded 20% of the film's total earnings and naming the State as the only lawful copyright owner. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Ai yori ai e (1938). See more »

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