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Triumph des Willens (Triumph Of The Will) Reviews

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½ June 16, 2017
This film makes clear why Hitler was so successful in his position and why Nazi was so aggressive.
May 7, 2017
While tediously long and obviously propaganda in favor of the most evil man who ever lived, the cinematography is pretty epic and the music is agreeably grandiose. Definitely an interesting (and important) piece of history.
February 28, 2017
I have to hand it to Riefenstahl as a cinematic artist. Her eye for movement - vaulting cameras, dancing flags, interwoven arms in Nazi salute - built a poetic lyricism that must be acknowledged. The rhythms of drums and military marches, both in the sound design and visual cutting of each sequence, carried me through this horrific display of military power as if I floated above in a plastic bubble of false security. Riefenstahl's films must be seen consciously both for their artistry as well as for the lessons they carry in the potency of film linguistics. I encourage you to view her work. To see it for what it is. To see it for what she has accomplished. To recognize how she shaped the storytelling of heroism, wherever camouflaged in our culture today.
½ December 6, 2016
The single best piece of propaganda ever produced. Its wonderfully directed, yet as many have stated its impossible to separate it from its context.
½ December 5, 2016
A well filmed piece of NAZI rubbish, this will either make you cringe or uncomfortable.
½ September 27, 2016
I think it's absolutely ridiculous to "set motives aside" when reviewing a film. To set aside the message or point of a film absolutely destroys the point of it. Yes, it is beautifully shot, but that does not dilute the message of the film.
Super Reviewer
½ September 26, 2016
To make it clear: propaganda is not documentary; that said, however dull it may be, this film is a remarkable piece of monstrous propaganda that should be regarded today as a history lesson and as an insightful documentary about the power of propaganda on the weak-minded.
June 15, 2016
an despicable context and a fantasic cinemato graphical piece.
a film you really going to hate finding well made
½ May 6, 2016
A marvelously constructed film. Also a fairly dull film, entirely due to it's purpose as a propaganda film. It's essentially 2 hours of speeches by Nazi officials including the big man himself and people marching up and down the square. If somebody made a beautifully constructed film of the Republican National Convention, your interest in it can only ultimately be as deep as your interest in watching 2 solid hours of Republican politicians give speeches. This is a beautifully constructed film of a Nazi convention.
January 28, 2016
Triumph Of The Will is arguably the most powerful propaganda film of all time. For as much as the the Nazis are loathed, they certainly were more advanced than the U.S. with women's liberation as the director, Leni Riefenstahl, was entrusted with capturing the essence of the 1934 National Socialist Party.

Given that we can now look back on the atrocities of WW2, the viewer is today able to see how such pomp, stunning visuals and overpowering propaganda can be so misguided towards evil causes. As a visual testament, it is uniquely awe-inspiring. How can so many people, put their wills in the hands of so few? Let this film present a lesson to all regimes past and present that push their agenda on the masses. Surprisingly, it stills happens everyday, in so many countries, yet so few people are aware of it as participants in group-think.
January 17, 2016
This is called one of the most hated and contraversial films ever. I don't see why, to be honest. Yes it's all about Nazi power and shows how much the Germans loved Hitler. It's propaganda, no doubt about it, but it is also just a historical document. What you see is live footage of Nuremburg rally. I think, knowing what was to come, this is a very interesting documentary. There is no real indication of what was to come, nothing offensive was said or shown, it just gives you a real impression of what things were like before it all kicked off. I would say this is an important document in history to understand the beginnings of the second world war. I will also say that it's not an easy watch because most of it is very boring.
October 28, 2015
An excellently directed and edited propaganda piece and cautionary tale filmed just as Hitler was coming to full power in Germany. Already many of the themes would be hammered on that would drive the country to war five years later and result in his suicide and the country's defeat in 1945. You can see a country being swept to patriotic fever that would unfortunately climax years later in the deaths of millions of people.
October 17, 2015
Masterful documentary of Leni Riefenstahl. Innovative scene taken from a lift. The troops meandering through arcades; ss band marching down the stairs. A masterpiece of propaganda. Awarded in France before the war. The film is so powerful that was banned for decades in various European countries. Mediocre minds today criticize this brilliant historical film,
September 18, 2015
It's appalling to me that people can call this a good film. This film was instrumental in promoting Nazism, and continues to have that power today. There is no quality level a film might achieve that could ever make up for this fact to an extent that I could ever, as a person of conscience, give it a good rating. The adjective "good" seems repugnant to me in this context. We have successfully wiped racist cartoons from public distribution, extremely well-made though many of them are. That's because these films' quality levels don't eclipse their offensive message -- so why is this film viewed differently by reviewers on this site? Copies of these racist cartoons can be found for purposes of study, through curated means, but are pulled out of the realm of popular entertainment. How is this different, and why shouldn't it get exactly that treatment? Splat!
August 17, 2015
A horrifying, but beautiful, propaganda piece that supports the Nazis. Yes, it is a work of true evil, but Leni Refenstahl's filmmaking techniques are wonderfully influential, and her brilliant vision is what makes this one of the most visually interesting documentary films of all time.
August 14, 2015
Best propaganda film I've seen since American Sniper.
January 19, 2015
An incredible glimpse inside the madness, made especially chilling by the realization that the men you see here were literally the tip of Hitler's spear that soon tore through Europe.
½ December 6, 2014
It would have been more intriguing if it featured some Nazi military operations rather than just some military expeditions which by the way seemed impressive.
½ November 5, 2014
a very long and drawn out film permoting nazis durning world war 2
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