Made in 1925 - Beautiful picture, surprising amount
of full nudity. Very Rare.
WEGE ZU KRAFT UND SCHONHEIT
WAY TO HEALTH AND
MADE IN FINLAND
BLACK AND WHITE - APPROX 100
THIS IS A EXCELLENT CONVERSION OF THIS RARE MOVIE.
IT HAS NEVER BEEN OFFERED OUTSIDE OF NORTHERN EUROPE. I CAN SHIP
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THIS IS AN EXTREMELY RARE MOVIE. MADE IN 1925 AS A
NATURALIST 'WHITE COATER'. IT WAS DONE AS A DOCUMENTARY OF THE
WELLNESS AND FITNESS OF THE HUMAN BODY, BUT COMES OUT AS A WAY TO
SHOW MANY NAKED PEOPLE ON THE BIG SCREEN. THIS IS A VERY SHOCKING
MOVIE TO SEE. MADE IN 1925, IT HAS FULL FRONTAL OF MANY YOUNG
LADIES - DOING EXCERCISES AND GYMNASTICS. IT ALSO FEATURES MANY
NUDE YOUNG MEN EXCERCISING AND PERFORMING GYMNASTICS. THIS IS
SOMETHING YOU WILL NOT EXPECT FROM THIS ERA OF FILM MAKING.
THERE IS NO ENGLISH OR SPOKEN LANGUAGE. IT
DOES HAVE THE 'CUE CARDS' THAT WAS USED IN MOST SILENT
'The Way to Strength and Health: a film of modern
body culture' is very much an artefact of the Naturist fad that
swept Germany at this time. It was part of the same trend which
helped the Nazis come to power, with their obsession for racial and
physical purity and the beauty of the German countryside. This
isn't a Nazi movie, but it comes directly out of the same school of
thought which facilitated the rise of Nazism.
There's lots of footage of naked young bodies here, most of
them German or at least (by Nazi definition) Aryan. I felt very
uncomfortable watching these sequences, because I felt that they
were somewhat dishonest. Audiences for this 1925 movie were
fully-dressed and anonymous in the darkness, while watching adults
(and teens) of both sexes who are naked, performing gymnastics and
other physical rituals. I couldn't help wondering how much of this
movie's original success was down to sexual prurience and voyeurism
rather than a sincere interest in health and fitness.
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