Undergångens arkitektur

Director: Peter Cohen
Year: 1989
Country: Sweden
Duration: 119 mins
Rating: N/A

Filed under: Eugenics and Genetic Enhancement, Documentary

An absorbing and chilling documentary about the National Socialist aesthetic, and how attempts to create the Aryan Ideal caused the extermination of millions. Aspects covered include: Hitler's epiphany while viewing Wagner's opera 'Rienzi', the rise of the homo-erotic Grecian/Nordic ideal, the parallels drawn between the 'degenerate' art of the cubists and dadaists and the mentally ill/physically deformed, the Nazi obsession with purity and cleanliness, and, finally, the descent of the Jewish people to the level of a virus/vermin. (Swedish, subtitled)

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