The Blue Light

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The Blue Light ★★★ Das Blaue Licht 1932

Fairy-tale love story, based on an Italian fable about a mysterious woman, thought to be a witch, and a painter. Rief-enstahl's first film which brought her to the attention of Adolf Hitler, who requested she make films glorifying the Nazi Party. In German with English subtitles. 77m/B VHS . GE Leni Riefenstahl, Matthias Wieman, Max Hols-boer; D: Leni Riefenstahl; W: Bela Balazs, Leni Riefenstahl; C: Hans Schneeberger; M: Giuseppe Becce.