The Nazis produced over 1000 features: musicals, melodramas, romances, war films—and when the real war got tough, lavish fantasies. The German volk were portrayed as happy with lives of exaggerated cheerfulness or, conversely, full of morbid yearning for a death that would serve the Fatherland.
Rüdiger Suchsland’s (From Caligari to Hitler) insightful and captivating essay films look back at German film to reveal cinema’s place in history. Hitler’s Hollywood, narrated by Udo Kier, scrutinizes the often forgotten films of Nazi Germany to illustrate their complicity in the Third Reich.
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
Ingmar Bergman, 1982, Sweden
Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928, France
Alain Resnais, 1956, France
Gillo Pontecorvo, 1966, Italy
Dziga Vertov, 1929, Soviet Union
Werner Herzog, 1972, West Germany
Chris Marker, 1983, France
Todd Haynes, 2007, United States
Jia Zhangke, 2008, China