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Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache (1924)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | 26 April 1924 (Germany)
After Siegfried's dead, Kriemhild marries Etzel, the King of the Huns. She gives birth to a child, and invites her brothers for a party. She tries to persuade Etzel and the other Huns, that... See full summary »

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Kriemhild
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Queen Ute
Theodor Loos ...
King Gunther
Hans Carl Mueller ...
Gernot
Erwin Biswanger ...
Giselher
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Person from Alzey
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Hagen Tronje
Hardy von Francois ...
Dankwart
Yuri Yurovsky ...
The Priest (as Georg Jurowski)
Iris Roberts ...
The precious boy
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King Etzel
Georg John ...
Slaodel, his brother
Hubert Heinrich ...
Werbel, the play man
Rudolf Rittner ...
Rüdiger von Bechlarn
Annie Röttgen ...
Dietlind, his daughter
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After Siegfried's dead, Kriemhild marries Etzel, the King of the Huns. She gives birth to a child, and invites her brothers for a party. She tries to persuade Etzel and the other Huns, that they kill Hagen, the murderer of Siegfried, but he is protected by her brothers. A fierce battle begins to force her brothers to give Hagen to her. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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26 April 1924 (Germany)  »

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Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge  »

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Attila's castle was built life-size. The fire was started by Fritz Lang himself by shooting an arrow, tipped with burning magnesium, onto the roof. See more »

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At roughly 1:14:25 as the Hun are exiting the caves, they reuse the same shot twice. They film them coming out of the caves, cut to a shot inside, then back outside of the cave. It is the same shot but shorter. See more »

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Referenced in Edición Especial Coleccionista: 12 Monos (2012) See more »

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Revenge on an operatic scale
4 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film portrays revenge on an operatic scale. But do not confuse with Wagner's opera Das Ring des Nibelungen. Although both the film and Wagner's opera are based on related Norse and Icelandic sagas, Wagner devotes attention to Brünnhilde's reaction to the death of Siegfried rather than on Siegfried's widow Gutrune's (i.e. Kriemhilde's) reaction to the murder of the hero. Both the film and the opera are romantic in style. But unlike the 19th century opera, the film has elements of early 20th-century German expressionism. Everything about this film is perfect. The acting is over the top, as it needs to be. The sets are sublime. The crowd scenes are powerful. Imagine a film where the heroine makes Attlla the Hun (Etzel) seem like a reasonable, sympathetic host.


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