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Olympia (Motion picture)

LC control no.n 85374908
Uniform title headingOlympia (Motion picture)
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Variant(s)Olympia-Film (Motion picture)
Special noteAccording to sources there are many versions of Olympia in existence: it was originally produced in four languages (German, English, French and Italian), and was later distributed in 16 languages. In addition, a "de-Nazified" version was released in the Federal Republic of Germany after World War II. It has been cut by censors and re-edited by Leni Riefenstahl herself, among others. According to C. Graham's Leni Riefenstahl and Olympia, "a complete Olympia may not be in existence".
Found inGraham, C.C. Leni Riefenstahl and Olympia, 1986.
Begehrte Körper, c1998: p. 7 (Olympia-Film; by Leni Riefenstahl; official title: "Olympia -- Der Film von den XI. Olympischen Spielen Berlin 1936"; consists of two parts: 1. Teil "Fest der Völker" and 2. Teil "Fest der Schönheit")
Internet movie database (IMDb), Jan. 20, 2000 (lists film only separately in two parts: Olympia 1. Teil -- Fest der Völker (1938); also known as: Olympia 1. Teil -- Götter des Stadions (1938) and Olympia part one: Festival of the nations (1938); and, Olympia 2. Teil -- Fest der Sch önheit (1938); also known as: Olympia part two: Festival of beauty (1938); both parts directed by and written by Leni Riefenstahl; lists other films entitled Olympia)