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Nibelungen / Der Nibelungen

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Tookey's Rating
6 /10
Average Rating
7.50 /10
Paul Richter, Marguerite Schon, Theodor Loos
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Directed by: Fritz Lang
Written by: Thea Von Harbou

Released: 1924
Origin: Germany
Length: 240

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"A colossal and amazing achievement in film stagecraft and a triumph for the German magicians who work their arts at the UFA Studio."
"A magnificent piece of work that is not staled by age... A picture that can grin at Father Time."
(Mordaunt Hall, New York Times)
"A very beautiful production. It shows what marvellous things the cinematograph can achieve in the hands of an artist."
"The use of tone, of sharp black and clear white and clean silver, here and throughout, is very accomplished and lovely."
(Iris Barry, Spectator)
"It is really not necessary to quote the recognition accorded this film by Reich Propaganda Minister Dr Goebbels... Dr Goebbels pointed to this picture as a model of a film which concerned matters ‘non-topical and non-contemporary’ being more direct in stirring the spirit of our time than the ‘modern films’ manufactured quickly for profit, an observation which must make everybody happy who seriously cares about the German film and its future." (Der Kinematograph, 1933)

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