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1924 (Poland) See more »
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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 
 
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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)
"The Nibelungs Part I: Siegfried" - International (English title) (alternative title)
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Runtime:
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 »
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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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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Superb fantasy, 11 May 2000
Author: mohaas (jrbeebe@midway.uchicago.edu) from Chicago, IL

I saw this on the big screen with live organ accompaniment (from the original film score) last night and I'm glad I did. Most people don't know Fritz Lang for anything before *Metropolis*, but this is a film which, to my mind, matches the best of what he has done. It's incredible to see what they were able to do with the wild set design. The score was suitably intense at moments. And the story was a pretty touching one about the fall of Siegfried.

The scenes I was amazed by in particular are: the dragon-slaying sequence (which, at first, elicited laughs because of the obvious artificiality of the creature but then got sounds of pity as he lay slain with blood shooting from his torso); Kriemhild's dream sequence, which has to be the earliest example of animation I've seen (the animation and accompanying music are pretty dark and disturbed--they gave me the creeps); and the approach to Brunhilde (with an incredible sea of fire). What I've come away with is even more of an appreciation for what filmmakers were capable of in the silent period. It seems clear after a film like *Siegfried* that silent film was not an infant technology waiting for sound but was an artform of its own.

All in all, I'd say this is a must-see. It's clearly not just preparation for the "great" films of Lang to come (like *Metropolis* and *M*), but is on par with any of the best of his stuff. This and *Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler*, both Lang films which are rarely screened, should be caught if at all possible.

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