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Up Next in 100 Years of Olympic Films: 1912–2012

  • The IX Olympiad in Amsterdam

    1928 • Italy

    Made by Istituto Luce, the Italian film company controlled by Benito Mussolini since 1925, THE IX OLYMPIAD IN AMSTERDAM may, understandably, highlight Italian participants, but it is the first Olympic documentary that describes the techniques of certain events with useful particulars

  • The Olympic Games, Amsterdam 1928

    Directed by Wilhelm Prager and Jules Perel • 1928 • Netherlands

    Though shorter than the Italian film covering the same 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam, the intimacy on display in this Dutch film is more rewarding and less perfunctory.

  • Youth of the World

    Directed by Carl Junghans • 1936 • Germany

    This film, like Leni Riefenstahl's infamous OLYMPIA, was produced by Adolf Hitler's Reichsfilmkammer. YOUTH OF THE WORLD, a celebration of the 1936 Winter Games, may forgo narration, but its visuals throb with kinetic energy and visual poetry.