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Hitlers Hollywood. Das deutsche Kino im Zeitalter der Propaganda 1933 - 1945
Documentary Film, DE 2017, Farbe, 105 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2018

Director, Script: Rüdiger Suchsland
Cast: Hilde Krahl Gustaf Gründgens G.W. Pabst Helmut Käutner Hans Albers Heinz Rühmann Zarah Leander Ilse Werner Leni Riefenstahl
Additional Credits: Montage: Ursula Pürrer
Production: ARTE/ZDF


More than 1000 feature films were produced in Germany in the years between 1933 and 1945. For the 100th birthday of Ufa, Hitlers Hollywood tells for the first time of the dark period in German film history and the ambivalent side of Nazi propaganda films. How does propaganda work? How is it connected to the illusion machine, cinema? Is everything simply a lie or are there hidden truths?

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