Olympia: Part One – Festival of the Nations

Olympia: Part One – Festival of the Nations (1938)


  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 1938-04-20
  • User Rating: 6.8/10 from 101 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 7min
  • Language: Deutsch
  • Production Company: Olympia-Film GmbH
  • Production Country: Germany
  • Director: Leni Riefenstahl
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Summary

Commissioned to make a propaganda film about the 1936 Olympic Games in Germany, director Leni Riefenstahl created a celebration of the human form. This first half of her two-part film opens with a renowned introduction that compares modern Olympians to classical Greek heroes, then goes on to provide thrilling in-the-moment coverage of some of the games' most celebrated moments, including African-American athlete Jesse Owens winning a then-unprecedented four gold medals.

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  • David Albritton

    as Self (uncredited)
  • Jack Beresford

    as Self (uncredited)
  • Henri de Baillet-Latour

    as Self (uncredited)
  • Philip Edwards

    as Self (uncredited)
  • Donald Finlay

    as Self (uncredited)
  • Adolf Hitler

    as Self (uncredited)
  • Rudolf Heß

    as Self (uncredited)
  • King Umberto II

    as Self (uncredited)
  • Theodor Lewald

    as Self (uncredited)
  • Luz Long

    as Self (uncredited)
  • John Lovelock

    as Self (uncredited)
  • Seung-yong Nam

    as Self (uncredited)
  • Dorothy Odam

    as Self (uncredited)
  • Martinus Osendarp

    as Self (uncredited)
  • Jesse Owens

    as Self (uncredited)
  • Leni Riefenstahl

    as Self (uncredited)
  • Mack Robinson

    as Self (uncredited)
  • Kee-chung Sohn

    as Self (uncredited)
  • Henri Nannen

    as Ansager (uncredited)
  • Joseph Goebbels

    as Self (uncredited)
Production Leni Riefenstahl Producer
Sound Herbert Windt Original Music Composer
Camera Kurt Neubert Director of Photography
Camera Walter Frentz Director of Photography
Writing Leni Riefenstahl Screenplay
Camera Hans Ertl Director of Photography
Camera Hans Scheib Director of Photography
Directing Leni Riefenstahl Director
Camera Guzzi Lantschner Director of Photography
Editing Leni Riefenstahl Editor
Camera Albert Kling Director of Photography
Camera Willy Hameister Director of Photography
Camera Paul Holzki Director of Photography

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