Hitler’s Rise: The Colour Films

Hitler’s Rise: The Colour Films is a two-part documentary series following Adolf Hitler’s life, his rise to power and asks how it was possible for someone like him to become the Führer.

The films are shown through real historical film footage and images which were re-touched and coloured.

Unlike many other documentaries or series that examine the life of Hitler, this series seeks to provide new perspectives on Hitler and his life.

For example, it is widely known that Hitler did not get into art school, however this series reveals his failure was due to a lack of courage, having hardly prepared for the entrance exam.

This attribute, one of little courage, is drawn upon time and time again: Hitler twice threatened to kill himself, firstly due to the failed Beer Hall Putsch in 1923 and secondly, after the discovery of Hitler’s involvement with his half-niece Geli Raubal, the newspapers accused him of sexual perversion.

Despite these facts, Hitler’s rise to power became an all consuming maelstrom which dragged the entire world with it.

Episode 1

Episode 1

The first episode explores the first three decades of Hitler’s life, examining the spin, willpower and ruthlessness that drove an Austrian dropout to become the undisputed leader of the Nazi party.

Episode 2

Episode 2

Hitler’s Rise: The Colour Footage continues in episode two where Hitler gains absolute power of Germany. Anyone who went against Hitler was either killed, sent away to the concentration camps or fled.

During this time of absolute power, Nazi control was everywhere. Their future however, ended in a demise sculptured by the World War they created. A war which was the direct result of over 50 million deaths and a war torn, fragmented, Europe.

Hitler’s Rise: The Colour Films
  • Info
  • Release date2011
  • Full runtime
  • Director(s)Isabelle Clark
  • Production companyCC & C (Clarke Costelle & Cle)