Fritz Lang’s Indian Epic, Part II: The Indian Tomb

(Das Indische Grabmal)

Digital Restoration


Debra Paget, Paul Hubschmid, Walther Reyer, Claus Holm,

In the second half of Lang’s two-part epic, our German hero tries to escape with his beloved, the temple dancer Seetha, but is captured and imprisoned in a dungeon. Meanwhile, a palace rebellion threatens to depose the maharajah. The film reaches a pinnacle of exoticism with Debra Paget’s eye-popping, censor-defying “snake dance.”

  • Fritz Lang
  • Werner Jörg Lüddecke
  • Thea von Harbou
Based On
  • a novel by Thea von Harbou

  • Richard Angst
  • German
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 102 mins
  • Film Movement

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The tiger of Eshnapur / The Indian tomb (distributor materials), Beta Film GmbH, 1989

The tiger from Eschnapur and The Indian tomb (review), Boston Phoenix, Henry Sheehan, 1986

Hail the trashmaster (review), Village Voice, J. Hoberman, 1983

Das Indische grabmal (review), Monthly Film Bulletin, Tim Pulleine

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