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Triumph Over Violence (1965)

Obyknovennyy fashizm (original title)
A documentary about the rise and fall of fascism and the effects of Nazism on German society.

Director:

Mikhail Romm
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Credited cast:
Mikhail Romm ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marlene Dietrich ... Herself (archive footage)
Joseph Goebbels ... Himself (archive footage) (as Josef Goebbels)
Hermann Göring ... Himself (archive footage)
Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage)
Joseph Stalin ... Himself (archive footage)
Jûkichi Uno Jûkichi Uno ... Narrator (voice)
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The film uses captured trophy chronicles from the film archives of the Ministry of Propaganda of Nazi Germany (Third Reich) and Hitler's personal photo archive, as well as numerous amateur photographs discovered by the SS men. Romm, a direct follower of Eisenstein, Vertov, Pudovkin, in this film masterfully uses expressive means of editing, musical design, journalistic speech to characterize the Nazi regime. It is due to the counterpoint of chronicles, voiceover and music that the film has such a strong emotional impact on the viewer. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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Country:

Soviet Union

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Russian

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February 1968 (USA) See more »

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Bizarre mix of analytic documentary and anti-Western propaganda
4 August 2007 | by Dominic-BerlemannSee all my reviews

This 1965 documentary by Mikhail Romm is an excellent example of the special position of film directors in the former Soviet Union, who didn't have to succumb to the economic hardships typically imposed on art by Western market economies. However, the film implicitly reveals the political interventions under which all art suffered under the Soviet system. On the one hand, Romm displays a strong and original will to educate mankind in a Soviet style sense of humanism, which by today's standards appears to be rather naive, if not outright ridiculous. On the other hand the documentary simply brushes aside important historical events in order to (over-)emphasize the undeniable contributions of the Red Army and of Soviet society in general to overthrowing fascism in the Great Patriotic War. There is no mention of 1939's Soviet-German Non-Aggression Pact, in which Hitler and Stalin divided Polish territory amongst themselves like pieces of pie, no word about the willingness of many Soviet citizens to collaborate with the Nazis because of overwhelming Russian dominance in the USSR, nothing about the fact that Britain's RAF was the only power providing successful military resistance to the Nazi war machine in 1940/41, and the decisive invasion of Normandy is not considered either. The whole war is painted as a primarily Soviet affair. The depiction of US marines as the fascist hordes of the Cold War really puts the icing on the cake, as it puts Americas's troops in the same line with some of world history's most appalling war crimes, for the apparent propagandistic benefits. However, Romm's approach is interesting insofar as it combines the analysis of fascism with sarcastic comments uncovering at least the nature of Hitler's bestial tyranny. However, most of these comments are rather common-place, such as alluding to Goerings plump figure or Hitler's obsessions with dogs and so on. This movie is not a must, but despite its obvious propagandistic tendency it provides the viewer with some interesting insights - not only about the causes of fascism, but also about the nature of Soviet dictatorship as well.


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