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Kriemhild's Revenge (1924)
"Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache" (original title)

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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... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Margarete Schön ...
Gertrud Arnold ...
Theodor Loos ...
Hans Carl Mueller ...
Erwin Biswanger ...
Bernhard Goetzke ...
Hans Adalbert Schlettow ...
Hardy von Francois ...
Yuri Yurovsky ...
Der Priester (as Georg Jurowski)
Iris Roberts ...
Der Edelknabe
Rudolf Klein-Rogge ...
Georg John ...
Hubert Heinrich ...
Werbel, der Spielmann
Rudolf Rittner ...
Annie Röttgen ...
Dietlind, seine Tochter
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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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attila | king | hun | siegfried | oath | See more »


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26 April 1924 (Germany)  »

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Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache  »

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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 19:38, as you see the treasure in the water, you can see a hand in the reflection to the left of the sword. Presumably it was filmed in a fish tank. See more »

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Follows Siegfried (1924) 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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