Triumph des Willens / Triumph of the Will

TitleTriumph des Willens / Triumph of the Will
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1935
AuthorsRiefenstahl, Leni
Running Time1h 50min
Date Released03/28/1935
DistributorUniversum Film AG
Publication LanguageGerman

Triumph of the Will is a 1935 Nazi propaganda film directed, produced, edited and co-written by Leni Riefenstahl. It chronicles the 1934 Nazi Party Congress in Nuremberg, which was attended by more than 700,000 Nazi supporters. The film contains excerpts from speeches given by Nazi leaders at the Congress, including Adolf Hitler, Rudolf Hess and Julius Streicher, interspersed with footage of massed Sturmabteilung (SA) and Schutzstaffel (SS) troops and public reaction. Hitler commissioned the film and served as an unofficial executive producer; his name appears in the opening titles. The film's overriding theme is the return of Germany as a great power, with Hitler as the leader who will bring glory to the nation. Despite its subject matter, Riefenstahl's work stands as one of the most historically noteworthy propaganda films in the 20th century.

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