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Die Nibelungen: Siegfried -- 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 (In HD).


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1924 (Poland) See more »
Siegfried, son of King Sigmund, hears of the beautiful sister of Gunter, King of Worms, Kriemhild. On his way to Worms... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Fritz Lang 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Fritz Lang 
Thea von Harbou 

Produced by
Erich Pommer .... producer
Original Music by
Gottfried Huppertz 
Cinematography by
Carl Hoffmann 
Günther Rittau 
Walter Ruttmann 
Art Direction by
Otto Hunte 
Karl Vollbrecht 
Set Decoration by
Erich Kettelhut 
Karl Vollbrecht 
Costume Design by
Paul Gerd Guderian 
Aenne Willkomm 
Makeup Department
Otto Genath .... makeup artist
Production Management
Rudi George .... production manager
Gustav Püttjer .... production manager
Art Department
Edgar G. Ulmer .... set designer (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Eugen Schüfftan .... trick photography
Music Department
Hugo Riesenfeld .... music arranger: Richard Wagner's music (1925)
Frank Strobel .... conductor
Frank Strobel .... music editor

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Also Known As:
"Die Nibelungen" - USA (series title)
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Canada:140 min | Germany:143 min (restored integral version) | Germany:97 min | USA:100 min | Belgium:158 min (Belgian Filmmuseum, Brussels)
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The dragon in the film is not a miniature. It is a full-scale puppet 60 feet long.See more »
Continuity: Siegfried has his sword drawn during the fight in Gunther's hall. When Kriemhild's entry stops the fighting it hangs by his side again.See more »
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Spoofed in Golgotha (2008)See more »


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Astounding to look at, 18 May 2006
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

It has to be said that, technically, the first part of Fritz Lang's epic fantasy adventure is an absolutely stunning piece of cinema, especially given the time in which it was made. However, over eight decades on, the film hasn't aged all that well...but that's a criticism that doesn't bear much weight. The film is almost two and a half hours long, and this running time becomes even more astounding when you consider that there's another equally long segment to follow! Die Nibelungen is adapted from Nordic legend and works from a screenplay written by the genius Fritz Lang and his wife at the time, Thea von Harbou; who also worked with Lang on his most famous works; M and Metropolis. The plot follows the heroic Siegfried, who travels to Worms after hearing of the beautiful sister of the King, Kriemhild. However, in order to marry the beautiful Kriemhild, Siegfreud must first win a bride for her brother. The main reason why the film works is because, much like Metropolis; it's so astounding to look at. Lang gives the film a real sense of wonder by way of fantasy elements such as dwarfs and magic powers, and it's amazing that such a piece of cinema could have been made in 1924. The standout of the 143 minute running time is the section that sees our valiant hero slaying a dragon. The effects here are better than those that can be seen in some modern films today, and the fact that the director had the audacity to show a man fighting a dragon deserves respect. On a personal level, this film didn't do a great deal for me; but fans of classic art cinema won't be disappointed.

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