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Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge (1924)

Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache (original title)
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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Fritz Lang

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Margarete Schön ... Kriemhild
Gertrud Arnold ... Queen Ute
Theodor Loos ... King Gunther
Hans Carl Mueller Hans Carl Mueller ... Gernot
Erwin Biswanger Erwin Biswanger ... Giselher
Bernhard Goetzke ... Person from Alzey
Hans Adalbert Schlettow ... Hagen Tronje
Hardy von Francois Hardy von Francois ... Dankwart
Yuri Yurovsky Yuri Yurovsky ... The Priest (as Georg Jurowski)
Iris Roberts Iris Roberts ... The precious boy
Rudolf Klein-Rogge ... King Etzel
Georg John ... Slaodel, his brother
Hubert Heinrich Hubert Heinrich ... Werbel, the play man
Rudolf Rittner Rudolf Rittner ... Rüdiger von Bechlarn
Annie Röttgen 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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Country:

Germany

Release Date:

26 April 1924 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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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When Kriemhild holds her baby by the fire and Attila rushes in, the angle she holds the baby changes in one shot. See more »

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

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a perfect follow-up
21 May 2005 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

In "Die Nibelungen: Siegfried", Siegfried was betrayed. Now, Kriemhild seeks revenge. She marries Hagen, and through a series of events, finally engages in a very drastic (but fitting) action at the end.

One of the things about watching this movie nowadays is that we can look at certain portrayals. Attila the Hun (called Etzel in the movie) is shown as the strange person from the east, possibly an allusion to the Soviet Union. Obviously, it was not Fritz Lang's fault that Hitler used "The Nibelungenlied" for German national pride in the Third Reich, but one can see what the Fuhrer liked about the story. Nonetheless, this is an absolutely formidable movie.


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