"Olympia: Parts I &
Directed by Leni Riefenstahl
Released in 1938, after 18 months of
editing, Leni Riefenstahl's two-part chronicle of the 1936 Berlin
Olympiad, commissioned by the Olympic Committee. Digitally remastered under the
supervision of Leni Riefenstahl.
Olympia Part I: Festival of the Nation
The lighting of the torch at the stadium, track and field events, and the marathon.
Adolf Hitler looks on in amazement as American track star Jesse Owens wins an
unprecedented four Gold Medals. 114 minutes.
Part II: Festival of Beauty
..captures the grace of athletes in motion during field hockey, soccer, bicycling,
equestrian, aquatic and gymnastic events. Highlights are the Pentathlon and the
Decathlon, which was won by American Glen Morris. Part II ends with the triumphant
conclusion of the games. 85 minutes.