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Olympia

  • Runtime: 3 hr. 35 min.
  • Genres: History, Politics & Government, Social History, Sports & Recreation, Sports
  • Director:Leni Riefenstahl

Synopsis

Having proven her mettle with her still-astonishing propaganda epic Triumph of the Will, German filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl furthered her reputation with the two-part Olympia, an all-inclusive filmed record of the 1936 Berlin Olympics. In its original 220-minute form, the film was designed as a paean to Aryan superiority, likening the strong-limbed young German athletes with the godlike participants of the ancient Olympic games. By accident or design, however, the film transcends politics, resulting in an...more

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