The Architecture of Doom

1989, Documentary, 1h 59m

4 Reviews 500+ Ratings

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Filmmaker Peter Cohen postulates a theory that the Third Reich's obsessive pursuit of an ideal society was in part a fulfillment of its leaders' own aborted creative careers. Using archival footage underscoring National Socialism's obsession with purity and order, and contrasting it with the so-called "degenerate" work of the German avant garde, Cohen attempts to draw parallels between Hitler's own subjective aesthetic views and his systematic extermination of millions of European Jews.

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Sven Ahlin
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Peter Cohen
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Gerhard Fromm
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Peter Östlund
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Critic Reviews for The Architecture of Doom

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    January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Beneficiado por um extenso e fabuloso trabalho de pesquisa, Cohen apresenta de maneira brilhante a surpreendente (e chocante) motivao esttica por trs dos esforos de guerra e de "purificao racial" dos nazistas.

    February 21, 2009 | Rating: 5/5
  • Poignantly narrated by Bruno Ganz, Cohen's chilly docu shows how Hitler channeled his artistic frustrations and political ambitions into the creation of a coherent ideological apparatus whose self-styled mission was to enhance "beauty" in the world.

    April 20, 2006 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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    January 1, 2000 | Rating: low +1 out of -4..+4 | Full Review…
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    January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Beneficiado por um extenso e fabuloso trabalho de pesquisa, Cohen apresenta de maneira brilhante a surpreendente (e chocante) motivao esttica por trs dos esforos de guerra e de "purificao racial" dos nazistas.

    February 21, 2009 | Rating: 5/5
  • Poignantly narrated by Bruno Ganz, Cohen's chilly docu shows how Hitler channeled his artistic frustrations and political ambitions into the creation of a coherent ideological apparatus whose self-styled mission was to enhance "beauty" in the world.

    April 20, 2006 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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    January 1, 2000 | Rating: low +1 out of -4..+4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Architecture of Doom

  • Sep 29, 2009
    Brilliant documentary about how viciously lame Hitler was in his perception of art.
    Rhady N Super Reviewer
  • Jul 29, 2007
    One of the best documentaries that I have seen on Nazi propaganda. I was disturbed for days afterwards with some of the images.
    John B Super Reviewer

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