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The wonderful, horrible life of Leni Riefenstahl [videorecording] / Kino International ; [presented by] Omega Film, Nomad Films ; written and directed by Ray Müller ; assistant director, Nicole Front ; a co-production of Omega Films ... [et al. ; produced by Hans-Jürgen Panitz, Jacques de Clercq & Dimitri de Clercq]
New York, NY : Kino on Video, c1998
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  PN1998.3.R54 W66 1998    AVAILABLE
Subject Riefenstahl, Leni
Riefenstahl, Leni -- Interviews
Subject(s) Women motion picture producers and directors -- Germany
Women motion picture producers and directors -- Germany -- Interviews
Foreign films
Motion pictures -- Germany -- History
Nazi propaganda
Documentary films
Biographical films
Physical Description 1 videodisc (188 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in
Note - System Details DVD
Language In German with English subtitles and narration
Credits Camera, Walter A. Franke ... [et al.] ; editing, Beate Köster and Vera Dubsikova ; music, Ulrich Bassenge and Wolfgang Neumann
Note Originally produced as a German documentary in 1993
Summary At the heart of this film is the question of whether Leni Riefenstahl was a Nazi, as her detractors claim, or whether she was the victim of society-- a naive, young woman who made Triumph des Willens on assignment, and simply did a very good job. This film does not judge, and Riefenstahl (a fiesty 90 during production) is genuine in her protest. Or has the passage of 50-plus years simply rewritten history in her mind? Viewers must judge for themselves
Contents Photographic memories -- Discovering the movies -- 'The Sacred Mountain' (1926) -- 'The Big Leap' (1927) -- 'The While Hell of Pitz Palü' (1929) -- 'The Blue Light' (1932) -- "I hadn't even heard of Hitler" -- 'S.O.S. Iceberg' (1933) -- "What was my responsibility?" -- 'Olympia' (1938) -- 400 km of film -- Kristallnacht -- 'Tiefland' (1954) -- "All our ideals were shattered" -- Nuba -- Fascist aesthetic -- Refuge undersea -- "Being sorry isn't enough"
Performer/Participant Leni Riefenstahl
Alternate Author Müller, Ray
Front, Nicole
Riefenstahl, Leni
Kino International Corporation
Omega Film (Firm)
Nomad Films

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