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Our Hitler: A Film from Germany

Alternative title
Hitler: Ein Film aus Deutschland and Hitler: A Film from Germany
Synopsis
"The most extraordinary film I have ever seen," says Susan Sontag of director Hans-Jurgen Syberberg’s epic nightmare rumination on Adolf Hitler, the cultural mechanisms underlying his mythic rise, and the effect he continues to wield over Germany. In a series of 22 tableaux set on a soundstage, Syberberg makes use of puppets, props, a thundering Wagnerian soundtrack, and rear-screen projection to evoke the origins of the Third Reich, Nazi Germany, and the disturbing aftermath. Neither a feature film nor a conventional documentary, Hitler: Ein Film aus Deutschland is a seven-hour avant-garde fever dream on coming to terms with Nazism. Originally distributed by Francis Coppola’s Zoetrope Studios, this notorious film was hailed by Coppola as a work that rendered all other films of the time obsolete.

Includes Facets Cine-Notes booklet with essays by Susan Sontag and others.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2007
Year of production
1977
Subjects
Drama; History; Politics & government
Keywords
cultural influences; drama production; Hitler, Adolf; Nazi Germany

Online availability

URI
http://www.syberberg.de/Syberberg2/Hitler_full_eng_QT2.html
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed

Credits

Director
Hans Jürgen Syberberg

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 NTSC
Price
$79.95
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
450 minutes
Year
2007

Distributor

Name

Facets Multi-media Inc.

Email
sales@facets.org
Web
http://www.facetsdvd.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 773 281 9045
Fax
+1 773 929 5437
Address
1517 West Fullerton Avenue
Chicago, Illinois
60614
USA
Notes
A pioneering US distributor of over 65,000 international, animated, independent, art, classic, documentary, silent, and experimental films on DVD, some of them exclusive to the Facets label.

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