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Walter Herrmann in Max Lorenz: Hitler's Siegfried

Max Lorenz: Hitler's Siegfried

2008 NR

Using archival footage collected over four decades, this fascinating documentary explores the life and career of renowned German tenor Max Lorenz, whose magnetic portrayals of Wagnerian protagonists inspired Adolf Hitler's view of the heroic ideal. The film also includes candid recollections from many of Lorenz's surviving colleagues, who -- while listening to recordings of his timeless voice -- share their memories of the man they knew.