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This review is from: DIE NIBELUNGEN (Masters of Cinema) (DVD)  (DVD)
Fritz Lang directed this movie in 1924. It tells the story in two different parts. In the first one we see Siegfried killing the dragon and becoming almost invincible. His connection to the royal Nibelungen Clan is sealed by his marriage to Kriemhild. However Hagen kills him in the only possible place. In the second part Kriemhild travels to the remote land of the Huns to wed to Attila and organize her force to a vengeance of Hagen and the remaining Nibelungen. This is a most terrifyng sequence shot by Lang.
The movie is long (5 hours); although similar to the mith by Wagner, Lang employs a systematic sort of geometrical patterns, and the actors themselves behave typically like in a japanese Kabuki-style movie. A great, great performance by the MASTERS OF CINEMA series.