The Goebbels Experiment (2005)

Goebbels Experiment
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 47mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Marcello Busse Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Mathias von der Heide Research n/a 458 12000003
Christiaan Wagener Research n/a 458 12000002
Michael Kloft Research n/a 458 12000001
Rainer Gerlach Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Kevin Granahan Sound n/a 120816 14000003
Mathias von der Heide Production Assistant n/a 275 25000002
Christiaan Wagener Production Assistant n/a 275 25000001
Tilo Bush Sound Mixer Sound Mix 230 14000004
Hubert Bittman Music n/a 120781 8000001
Gunter van Endert Editorial Assistant n/a 120855 7000002
Lutz Hachmeister Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Thorsten Pollfuss Executive Producer n/a 174 3000001
Lutz Hachmeister Director n/a 2 2000001
Michael Kloft Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Thorsten Pollfuss Production Manager n/a 305 5000001
Guido Krajewski Editor n/a 172 7000001
Hajo Schomerus Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Christiaan Wagener Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Kenneth Branagh Actor Narrator 1 1000001
The Nazi propaganda mastermind behind Hitler speaks in first person as actor Kenneth Branagh reads pages of the diary kept by the chief of propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, revealing the man's most inner thoughts. Joseph Goebbels (1897-1945) was a symbol of Germany's Nazi regime and a twentieth-century icon of maniacal cruelty. His name has been synonymous with cynical, unscrupulous, and at times successful, propaganda. The life of Joseph Goebbels is far more complicated and disturbing than labels like "genius of spin" or "Reich Liar-General" would suggest. The chronicle shows how Goebbels continually "restaged" and reinvented himself--from his early days as a radical "popular socialist" to his tragic end. The film lets Goebbels speak for himself through the diaries he kept without interruption from 1924 to 1945, as never before seen historical footage from German archives traces the life of the second most powerful man of the Third Reich, detailing his initial attraction to the Nazi party and his adoration of Hitler.