"Arguably the most gifted of Hitler’s henchmen, Joseph Goebbels was an enigmatic genius whose successful manipulation of mass political opinion was unprecedented. His rise to power, and that of the Nazi Party itself, will forever stand as one of history’s most terrifying examples of the reach of propaganda, a tool with which Goebbels’s name is virtually synonymous.
In their fascinating documentary, the filmmakers provide a rare and chilling glimpse into a brilliant but toxic mind. Rejecting commentary, they allow Goebbels to speak for himself (in the voice of Kenneth Branagh), via the extensive diaries that he kept from 1924 to1945. Rare clips from German film and television archives illustrate the readings.
At a time when much of our news and entertainment media is controlled by a handful of corporations, The Goebbels Experiment is a cautionary reminder that equal access to the machinery of ideas may be society’s most critical goal." - Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times
Narrated by Kenneth Branagh.
"Live inside the monster's head… visceral, powerful." - The New York Post
"A fascinating, veritable self-portrait, masterfully culled from a trove of archival materials."
- Los Angeles Times
The Goebbels Experiment is also available as part of the collection Inside the Third Reich.