Obyknovennyy fashizm 1965
Romm's "Ordinary Fascism" pulls out all the stops in its selection of documentary material to draw the viewer not only into absolute horror about fascism and nazism in the 1920s-1940s Europe, but also to a firmest of convictions that nothing of the sort should be allowed to happen again anywhere in the world.

This analysis of fascism, its rise in Germany in the 1930's, culmination in World War II, and present day manifestations, is compiled largely from German news and archival footage. The film is divided into chapters depicting Hitler's early emotional appeal to the German people (mass rallies, Wagnerian torchlight parades, book-burnings, etc.); the conversion of "nice boys" into storm troopers (stressed by scenes of captured German soldiers with pictures of their loved ones juxtaposed with views of their atrocities); Hitler's eventual rise to absolute power (his conquests, policy of mass murder, crimes against the Jews, and the sealing of Mein Kampf in a vault designed to last 1000 years); and his defeat.

DVD5 | PAL 4:3 | 02:10:07 | 4.04 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Russian
Subtitles: English
Genre: Documentary, History, War

Director: Mikhail Romm
Cast: Mikhail Romm, Marlene Dietrich, Joseph Goebbels, Hermann Goring, Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin
Country: Soviet Union

-- Episode One
-- Mein Kampf, or How to handle cattle hides
-- A few words about the author
-- And at this time ...
-- Culture of the Third Reich
-- Great National Idea in Action
-- Ein Volk. Ein Reich. Ein Fuhrer.
-- About Myself
-- Art
-- We belong to you ...
-- But there was another Germany
-- With the mass we should handle as with a woman
-- The Fuhrer ordered — we execute
-- Ordinary Fascism
-- End of the Third Reich
-- The last chapter, unfinished...

The final chapter depicts neo-Nazi movements throughout the world today and the training of U. S. Marines in a manner reminiscent of the indoctrination of Hitler's Brownshirts. In the U. S. release, this chapter has been removed.

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