- May 27, 2018
- May 28, 2018
Filmmaker Rüdiger Suchsland suggests that the Third Reich was essentially an immersive movie starring the German nation, produced and directed by Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels. Hitler’s Hollywood collages key films from the more than 1000 features the Nazis produced from 1933–1945: musicals, melodramas, romances, costume dramas, war films, and, when the real war got tough, insanely lavish, over-the-top fantasies. The German volk were portrayed as happy and sporty with lives of exaggerated cheerfulness or, conversely, full of morbid yearning for a death that would serve the Fatherland. It’s a frightening insight that could just as easily apply to the American political landscape today. In German with subtitles. 2017. 1h40m.