Catalogue

Current Affairs
Documentary
War
Terrorism
Russia yesterday and today
Famous people
Culture, Art, Religion, Sport
History
World around
Disasters
Russians abroad
Educational Programming
Series
TV Movies
Footage
Format

Hitler’s cinema, or the true story of leni riefenstahl

Company :  OPEN COMPANY " OUR SIGHT "
Year :  2002
Duration :  38 min 54 sec
Total number of releases :  1
Screenwriter :  Dmitry Haritonov
Director :  Alexander Smirnov
The film is based on an exclusive interview with Adolph Hitler’s favorite film director, Leni Riefenstahl, who produced such movies as “Triumph of the Will,” “Olympia,” “The Valley.” At present, Ms. Riefenstahl is living in exile and does not give interviews to any media, even to German TV networks. She lives in a small village within seventeen kilometers of Munich. Nobody knows her home address, or her phone number. “Neither in Germany, nor in Russia, nobody knows anything about my private life,” says Leni. “Everybody is curious what sort of relationship I had with Adolph Hitler, whether I was his mistress.”NTV was seeking an interview with Leni Riefenstahl for more than a year. Several times, the interview was postponed because of Leni’s health problems. But eventually NTV obtained a right for the long-awaited interview which lasted more than three hours. Why didn’t Leni commit suicide after the WWII, like Herman Gering? Why none of Ms. Riefenstahl’s fourteen projects had been brought to life after the WWII? And, eventually, why did Leni refuse to accept Sudan’s offer of citizenship and stay living in Africa till the end of her days?