Leni Riefenstahl, whose full name is Helena Bertha Amalie Riefenstahl was born in Berlin and in addition to being an actress was also filmmaker. He studied painting and dancing and went into the films of Arnold Fanck in 1926 (Der Berg Heilige which means The Holy Mountain). Continued to appear as an actress, and in 1932 directed his first film, The Blue Light (Das Blaue Licht), a mixture of love and mysticism.
After this, Riefenstahl became a favorite director of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party in Germany and directed documentary series sponsored by them. Among these documentaries include The Triumph of the Will (Triumph des Willen) of 1934 which was the glorification of the Nazi Party on film and Olympia, a documentary in two parts depicting the Olympic Games in 1936. Were brilliantly used new positions of cameras, slow motion, editing and creative showing the physical condition of athletes. During World War II, Riefenstahl spent several years making the film Lowland, a film version was non-musical and non-policy operates it? Albert with the same name. This film was made only after 1954, after Riefenstahl have been arrested due to his relationship with the Nazis. Since then, Riefenstahl worked as a photographer, particularly in the former Zaire. He published his autobiography in 1993.
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