Fritz Lang’s Indian Epic

January 11 and 25, 2020

Lang’s late-period two-part epic is a fantasia of flamboyant set pieces and exotic colors shown off to full effect in this recent restoration.

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  • The Tiger of Eschnapur

  • The Indian Tomb

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  • Fritz Lang’s Indian Epic, Part I: The Tiger of Eschnapur

    Fritz Lang
    West Germany, France, Italy, 1959

    Digital Restoration

    • Saturday, January 11 1:30 PM
    • Saturday, January 25 1 PM

    Fritz Lang’s late-career epic is a fantasia of flamboyant set pieces. In Part I, a German architect in India encounters a man-eating tiger and falls for an exotic temple dancer, but has competition from the local maharajah.

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

    Fritz Lang
    West Germany, France, Italy, 1959

    Digital Restoration

    • Saturday, January 11 3:45 PM
    • Saturday, January 25 3:15 PM

    In the second part of Lang’s Indian epic, the romance between the German hero and his Indian beloved is imperiled, while a palace rebellion brews. The film reaches a pinnacle of exoticism with Debra Paget’s eye-popping “snake dance.”

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