Veritas Vincit (film)

Veritas Vincit is a 1919 German silent historical film directed by Joe May and starring Mia May, Johannes Riemann, and Magnus Stifter. It was made as an epic in three episodes, similar to D. W. Griffith's Intolerance.[1] The first takes place in Ancient Rome, the second during the Renaissance and the third shortly before the First World War. Although not released until Spring 1919, it had been made during the final months of the war the previous year.

Veritas Vincit
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Directed byJoe May
Produced byJoe May
Written byRuth Goetz
Richard Hutter
Joe May
Michelangelo Baron Zois
StarringMia May
Johannes Riemann
Magnus Stifter
Music byFerdinand Hummel
CinematographyMax Lutze
Distributed byUFA
Release date
4 April 1919
Running time
127 minutes

The film's sets were designed by the art directors Paul Leni and Siegfried Wroblewsky. It was shot at the Weissensee Studios in Berlin and on location around the city.



  1. ^ Hake p.44


  • Hake, Sabine. German National Cinema. Routledge, 2002.
  • Kreimeier, Klaus. The UFA Story: A Story of Germany's Greatest Film Company 1918-1945. University of California Press, 1999.

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