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The Usual Fascism Mikhail Romm

A milestone of international documentary film. Writer Maya Turovskaya and director Mikhail Romm ask how that Hitler business could come about in Germany.

The Usual Fascism

Documentary Film
Soviet Union
1965
127 minutes
subtitles: 
No

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Filmstudio Mosfilm
Mikhail Romm
Alemdar Karamanov
German Lavrov
Valentina Kulagina, Mikhail Romm
Mikhail Romm, Maya Turovskaya, Yuri Khanyutin
A milestone of international documentary film. Writer Maya Turovskaya and director Mikhail Romm ask how that Hitler business could come about in Germany. What made the film suspect in the eyes of the Soviet censors was the creators’ line of argument, which also invited uncomfortable generalizations. “The Usual Fascism” was awarded the Special Jury Prize in Leipzig in 1965.

Ralph Eue