At the heart of The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl is the question of whether she was a Nazi, as her detractors claim, or whether she was the victim of society -- a naive, young girl who made Triumph on assignment, and simply did a very good job of it. The film does not judge her, and Riefenstahl (90 years old during the time of the production of this movie) is genuine in her protest. But has the passage of 50-plus years simply rewritten history in her mind? You'll have to judge for yourself.
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The DVD features a stuffy historian's commentary, droning on and on about why the Hitler Youth (for example) are collecting wood. (He says it's to cook sausages and sauerkraut, in case you're wondering.)
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