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Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924)

Directed by Fritz Lang

Adventure | Drama | Fantasy

Overview

Siegfried, son of King Sigmund, hears of the beautiful sister of Gunter, King of Worms, Kriemhild. On his way to Worms, he kills a dragon and finds a treasure, the Hort. He helps Gunther to win Brunhild, by using a mask that makes him invisible. But because Brunhild is cursing Kriemhild, she tells her what really happened. Now Brunhild wants Siegfried’s head.

Length 140 minutes

Actors

Georg John | Bernhard Goetzke | Hans Adalbert Schlettow | Hanna Ralph | Paul Richter | Theodor Loos | Margarete Schön | Gertrud Arnold | Rudolf Klein-Rogge

Viewing Notes

A stunning film with excellent lighting, set design and costuming. The set pieces are amazing. There is no camera movement at all in this. Every shot is static, which is kind of amazing considering how great it is.

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