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Mein Kampf (1960)

Den blodiga tiden (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary, Drama, War | 21 April 1961 (USA)
"Mein Kampf" presents the raising and fall of the Third Reich, showing mainly the destruction of Poland and the life Hitler, which is told since he was a mediocre student and frustrated ... See full summary »

Director:

Erwin Leiser

Writers:

Maurice Croizat (French commentary), Erwin Leiser
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Credited cast:
Paul Klinger ... Narrator (German version)
Claude Stephenson Claude Stephenson ... Narrator (English version)
Louis Arbessier Louis Arbessier ... Récitant / Narrator (French version) (voice)
Jean-Claude Michel Jean-Claude Michel ... Récitant / Narrator (French version) (voice)
Henning Skaarup Henning Skaarup ... (Danish Narrator)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Heinrich Brüning Heinrich Brüning ... Himself (reads statement) (archive footage)
Winston Churchill ... Himself (archive footage)
Friedrich Ebert Friedrich Ebert ... Himself (inspects Weimar troops, lies in state) (archive footage)
Alfred Frauenfeld Alfred Frauenfeld ... Himself (meets Papen in Vienna) (archive footage)
Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage)
Inge Hvid-Møller Inge Hvid-Møller ... (Danish Narrator)
V.I. Lenin ... Himself (archive footage)
Franz Pfeffer von Salomon Franz Pfeffer von Salomon ... Himself (archive footage)
Walther Rathenau Walther Rathenau ... Himself (writes at his desk) (archive footage)
Marinus van der Lubbe Marinus van der Lubbe ... Himself (on trial, in shackles) (archive footage)
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"Mein Kampf" presents the raising and fall of the Third Reich, showing mainly the destruction of Poland and the life Hitler, which is told since he was a mediocre student and frustrated aspirant of artist living in slums in Austria and Germany, until his suicide in 1945 after being the responsible for the death of million of people, and the destruction of Europe. All the footage is real and belonged to a secret file of Goebbels, inclusive with many very strong scenes filmed by Goebbels himself. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The most appalling events in all the annals of all mankind! Every foot of film authentic! Most of it taken from secret Nazi archives! The monstrous deeds of Hitler, Eichmann and Co. Scenes never before screened! See more »

Genres:

Documentary | Drama | War

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Sweden | West Germany

Language:

German | Swedish

Release Date:

21 April 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mein Kampf See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Minerva Film AB See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

French censorship visa # 26130. See more »

Connections

Featured in Joschka und Herr Fischer (2011) See more »

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Adashen Adoshen
Written by Marcel Lorand
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1 January 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Mein Kampf is a rather disjointed documentary giving heavy emphasis to Hitler's rise to power and the occupation of Poland, subjects that probably deserve their own films. If the same story with variations was told in the same length of time about each occupied country we'd have a 9 hour film.

Two things this documentary had going for it that I liked. It gave the best account I've seen of Adolph Hitler's years of the development of the Nazi party and how it grew. That part ought to be required viewing in America, it will seem frighteningly familiar as to what is happening now.

The other thing is a lot of previously unseen, at least by me of footage that none other than the Propaganda Minister was responsible for. Some even which Joe Goebbels shot personally. With minimal commentary they tell their own tale of the Third Reich.

Heartbreaking in the footage of the Warsaw ghetto were the lamentations in Hebrew. No other words were needed.

Not the best told tale of the Third Reich but good enough.


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