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Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge (1924)

Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | 26 April 1924 (Germany)
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 »

Director:

Fritz Lang

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Thea von Harbou
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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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Germany

Release Date:

26 April 1924 (Germany) 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 »

Goofs

At roughly 1:14:25 as the Hun are exiting the caves, they reuse the same shot twice. They film them coming out of the caves, cut to a shot inside, then back outside of the cave. It is the same shot but shorter. See more »

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Edited into Fritz Lang: Circle of Destiny (2004) See more »

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Poor Conclusion
29 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge (1924)

** (out of 4)

Second part of Fritz Lang's Die Nibelungen is a major step down from the previous part. In this segment (as the title says), Kriemhild seeks revenge for the death of her husband. This part of the film runs 146-minutes, which brings the total running time just under five hours and I've gotta wonder why on Earth it would take this long to tell a story. The first part was actually fairly interesting due to a good leading character as well as several memorable scenes including the infamous fight with a dragon and the bathing in its blood. This part just goes on and on and on without any real excitement until the very end of the movie. Another major problem is that the actress (Margarete Schoen) is downright boring and hard to watch. The amazing set design and costumes are on full display again, which makes it worth watching the entire film for.


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