Anyone have photos from Triumph of Faith?

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Anyone have photos from Triumph of Faith?

Post by R.M. Schultz » 22 Oct 2003 04:22

Does anyone have photos from Triumph of Faith?

This was the film Lenni Riefenstahl made of the 1933 Nürnberg rally that was never released because it featured Röhm so prominently and he was purged nine months later.

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Post by Max » 22 Oct 2003 14:26

Sieg des Glaubens (1933) [Victory of Faith]
Here for stills
http://www.dasblauelicht.net/new_page_62.htm

This is a great site on LR.
http://www.dasblauelicht.net/das_blaue_ ... ___the.htm


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Film excerpt of Ernst Rohm, leader of the SA from Sieg des Glaubens
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Post by R.M. Schultz » 22 Oct 2003 18:25

Turns out I was wrong about Sieg des Glaubens never being released:
…it does appear that the film had a lengthy run that was abruptly halted (December 1 193 through July 1 1934). 

What is clear is that in mid-1934, Ernst Rohm was assassinated by Hitler in his plot to make himself the ruling voice in the newly installed Nazi regime. Images, like the one above, were probably very out of step with the times in the summer of 1934, once the SA purge had occurred less than a year after Sieg des Glaubens was filmed.

Contemporary press reviews note that the film was well liked and did good box office. What one reviewer of the day called "more than a document on film - for the first time, it solved artistically the essence of the effective political documentary."
Check out the still photos on the site and you will see Röhm and Hitler paired like twins in shot after shot. And Röhm looks so much more charismatic than Hitler! It's no wonder he was purged.

Thanx, Max!

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Post by Phoenix » 26 Oct 2003 14:37

One update to the information on the website about the film's availability, it is in fact available on VHS and DVD from ihfilm.com.

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Post by Westwall » 27 Oct 2003 02:04

Phoenix, ihfilm.com not working.

typo?

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Post by Phoenix » 27 Oct 2003 17:20

Thanks for catching that, it's ihffilm.com.

Direct link to listing: http://www.ihffilm.com/vicoffaitsie1.html

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triumph of the will

Post by waffen » 29 Oct 2003 07:53

:P thanks max for the great links......... really good look..... 8)

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