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Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations

Olympia 1. Teil - Fest der Völker

Directed by Leni Riefenstahl
Germany, 1938
Documentary, Sport


Riefenstahl celebrates the human body by combining the poetry of bodies in motion at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games with close-ups of athletes in the heat of competition. It includes Jesse Owen’s sprint races and Adolf Hitler looking on in amazement as Owens wins an unprecedented four Gold Medals.

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Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations Directed by Leni Riefenstahl

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1938 | Winner: Best Foreign Film (Mussolini Cup)

Kinema Junpo Awards

1941 | Winner: Best Foreign Language Film

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