The Secret Glory of SS Obersturmfuhrer Otto Rahn (2001) DVD9
The Secret Glory tells the story of Otto Rahn (1904-1939), who worked in Ahnenerbe (Ancestral Heritage Society), a Schutz-Staffel division in the Nazi Germany. Rahn was convinced he knew where to find the Holy Grail and after being nominated an SS officer, he finally had the resources to pursue it.

Director Richard Stanley tells Rahn's amazing story with tremendous clarity and absorbing urgency, covering everything from Rahn's unhappy school days to his uneasy involvement with the Nazi party to his untimely death from exposure to the cold on one fateful bitter winter night (Rahn apparently committed suicide due to the fact that he was accused of being a homosexual, but there's some speculation that his death might have been faked).

What Rahn discovered remains as mysterious as the stories surrounding his untimely death in 1939, but with rare archival footage, old letters and photographs Stanley manages to conjure up the vision of a grand quest, which began in the 13th century and hasn't lost its alluring power until today.

DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:37:00 | 6.41 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Deutsch
Subtitles: English (hardcoded)
Genre: Documentary, Mystery, Drama, Thriller, War

Director: Richard Stanley
Cast: Heinrich Himmler, Paul A. Ladame, Hans-Jurgen Lange, Otto Rahn
Country: UK

-- Directors Commentary with Richard Stanley and Norman Hill
-- Interview with Richard Stanley
-- Richard Stanley Bio
-- Trailers

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