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The Nibelungen, Part II: Kriemhild’s Revenge

(Kriemhilds Rache)

Digital Restoration

  • Judith Rosenberg
    On Piano
featuring

Paul Richter, Margarethe Schön, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Georg August Koch,

In Part II of Lang’s epic The Nibelungen, the despondent Kriemhild forms an alliance with Attila the Hun and massacres Hagen’s forces in a violent siege. While the design of Part I, Siegfried’s Death, is highly decorative—amidst colossal rock formations and vast architectural structures, the characters are almost ornamental motifs—in Kriemhild’s Revenge the style modulates to a kaleidoscope of movement and the film becomes a terrifying study of barbarism.

FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • Fritz Lang
  • Thea von Harbou
Cinematographer
  • Carl Hoffmann
  • Günther Rittau
  • Walter Ruttman
Language
  • Silent
  • with German intertitles and English subtitles
Print Info
  • B&W
  • DCP
  • 130 mins
Source
  • Murnau-Stiftung