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DIE MACHT DER BILDER: LENI RIEFENSTAHL
DIE MACHT DER BILDER: LENI RIEFENSTAHL
RAY MÜLLER
Germany / 1993 / 182'
DIE MACHT DER BILDER: LENI RIEFENSTAHL
RAY MÜLLER
Germany / 1993 / 182'

Helene Berthe Amalie, in art Leni Riefenstahl,occupied leading role in film history,but she continues to be a highly controversial figure. Rumors and half-truths mask her real image. She is considered by manyto be one of the faithful interpreters of the glorification of the Nazi regime. For Adolf Hitler,oneof hermost ardent admirers, she made the film "Triumph of Will" in 1935, celebrating the Nazi Party's congress held the year before inNuremberg. Many historians consider this film a kind of organic expression of the theory of submission of the arts of politics and of politics organic system of consent. At the end of the war, the Berlinese director was arrested and tried by tha allied tribunal, but she was released because her activity was not criminal at all. After the war she dedicated herself to photography and travelling. Her role as actress-director for mountainfilms hasa special importance. Her carreer begun as an interpretative dancer, but she came to the screen thanks to Arnold Franck who cast her in the role of a seducer in "The Mountain of Love" at the side of Louis Trenker. In the following years she playedthe leadin popular mountain films, such as "The White Hell of Piz Palu" in 1929 by George Wilhelm Pabst.

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RAY MÜLLER

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