• Apr 20, 1938
  • 127 min
  • Full-HD

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

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.

Category
Country
Germany
Companies
Olympia-Film GmbH

David Albritton

Self (uncredited)

Jack Beresford

Self (uncredited)

Henri de Baillet-Latour

Self (uncredited)

Philip Edwards

Self (uncredited)

Donald Finlay

Self (uncredited)

Adolf Hitler

Self (uncredited)

Rudolf Heß

Self (uncredited)

King Umberto II

Self (uncredited)

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