• HITLER'S HIT PARADE

    HITLER'S HIT PARADE

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  • HITLER'S HIT PARADE

    HITLER'S HIT PARADE

    license film
  • HITLER'S HIT PARADE

    HITLER'S HIT PARADE

    license film

HITLER'S HIT PARADE

a film by Susanne Benze, Oliver Axer

HITLER'S HIT PARADE

Germany | 2003

Eine Komposition von Archivfilmsequenzen aus den Bereichen Spielfilm, Amateurfilm, Trickfilm, Propaganda - unterlegt mit Tanz- und Unterhaltungsmusik des Dritten Reiches.
Synopsis
HITLER'S HIT PARADE is a composition of archival footage from movies, amateur-, animated-, and educational films, commercials and propaganda - accompanied by dance and popular music from the Third Reich.

The film is structured along thematic chapters, each accompanied by a song and introduced by a headline in the style of the period. In the form of an artistic collage, the film uses a musical thread, to lead the audience through experiences and ideas of the Nazi era.

In contrast to still images - from painter Otto Dix to the Bauhaus - this collage is composed of living pictures. From a wealth of situations in the original material, a portrait of a modern civilization slowly emerges, in which beauty and evil flourish side by side. The lyrics and melodies of the songs serve both as a complement and contrast to the footage.

By foregoing didactic narration, HITLER'S HIT PARADE addresses audiences, who are well versed in the historical facts of the time, on an emotional level. Open-minded viewers are thus offered a broad perspective on the problems inherent in passing judgment on the Nazi era.

Rather than adopting a typical distanced approach, the film invites viewers to shed their usual safe distance looking back in time from the outside - and to allow a view from the inside on this journey through the Third Reich.

In witnessing numerous situations and examples of human behavior, the viewer is tempted to identify with the figures on screen, and is forced to ask himself what roles he could, would, or should have taken on during this period.

In a subtle manner, HITLER'S HIT PARADE analyses the enticing components of highly progressive, extremely modern Nazi Germany, and how at the same time a cultivated people could be reduced to a moral and physical heap of rubble as a result of the Nazi madness.

The film can, due to copyright restrictions, unfortunately not be offered for download or stream to endusers. For more information please contact the producer C. Cay Wesnigk (wesnigk (at) onlinefilm.org ).



read reviews in english at www.nytimes.com/2005/01/05/mov...

or here

www.villagevoice.com/2004/12/2...
Festivals/Awards
2005 Message to Man - St. Petersburg
2005 Int Filmfestival, Krakow - Krakow
2005 Int. Filmfestival, Chikago - Chikago
2005 Rain Dance Filmfestival - London
2004 Ismailia International Film Festival Aegypten
2004 Docaviv, Tel Aviv
2004 Buenos Aires Independent FF
2004 Flahertina FF - Perm
2003 IDFA Internationales Filmfestiva,l Amsterdam
Cast and Crew
  • Director Susanne Benze, Oliver Axer
  • Producer C. Cay Wesnigk
  • Screenwriter Susanne Benze, Oliver Axer
  • Editor Mechthild Bruns
Original Languages

German

World Sales Company
CounterClockWise - C. Cay Wesnigk Filmproduktion
Heisterbusch 3, 23611 Bad Schwartau

Phone: +49 451 282286

Fax: +49 451 282223

cay@agdok.de
http://www.cay.agdok.de
Production Company
CounterClockWise - C. Cay Wesnigk Filmproduktion
Heisterbusch 3, 23611 Bad Schwartau

Phone: +49 451 282286

Fax: +49 451 282223

cay@agdok.de
http://www.cay.agdok.de
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