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Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924)

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Fantasy/Adventure/Drama · 2h 23m · 2/14/1924

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One of the greatest artistic and technical achievements of the German silent cinema, Fritz Lang's monumental DIE NIBELUNGEN is a passionate retelling of Nordic legend, invested with all the resources of the colossal Ufa Studios. Scripted by Lang's wife at the time, Thea von Harbou (METROPOLIS), SIEGFRIED establishes larger-than-life heroic characters who are defined by tests of valor a rigid codes of honor. In order to win the hand of Kriemhild (Margarete Schön) Siefgriend (Paul Richter) must win a bride for her brother, King Gunther (Theodor Loos). KRIEMHILD'S REVENGE begins after the death of Siegfried, and weaves the treacherous tale of his widow's ungodly vengeance upon his murderers. The noble qualities of the first film become liabilities in the second, as the blood oaths and vows of loyalty bring about a maelstrom of violence that results in the slaughter of entire armies (Lang would continue to explore this theme of bloodlust and revenge in such films as FURY, THE BIG HEAT, and RANCHO NOTORIOUS, but never with such ferocity). This edition of DIE NIBELUNGEN is more than 100 minutes longer than any version previously available in the U.S. and restores Lang's masterwork to its full glory.

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Status

Released

Language

German

Country

Germany

Production Company

Decla-Bioscop AG
Cast
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Gertrud Arnold

Queen Ute
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Margarete Schön

Kriemhild
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Hanna Ralph

Brunhild
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Paul Richter

Siegfried
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Theodor Loos

King Gunther
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Hans Carl Mueller

Gernot
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Erwin Biswanger

Giselher
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Bernhard Goetzke

Person from Alzey
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Hans Adalbert Schlettow

Hagen Tronje
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Hardy von Francois

Dankwart
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Georg John

Mime the Blacksmith / Alberich the NibelungB
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Frida Richard

The Runes Maid
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Yuri Yurovsky

The Priest (as Georg Jurowski)
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Iris Roberts

The Precious Boy
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Fritz Alberti

Dietrich von Bern
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Grete Berger

The Hun's Woman
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Hubert Heinrich

Werbel
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Rudolf Klein-Rogge

King Etzel
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Georg August Koch

Hildebrand
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Rudolf Rittner

Ruediger von Bechlarn
Crew
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Fritz Lang

Director
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Fritz Lang

Writer
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Thea von Harbou

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Siegfried

(DVD)

12/10/2002

Disc Title Front Cover

Siegfried

(DVD)

12/10/2002

Disc Title Front Cover

Die Nibelungen: Siegfried

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

11/6/2012

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