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Destiny (1921)

Cast: Lil Dagover, Lil Dagover, Walter Janssen, more...
Director: Fritz Lang, Fritz Lang
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Image Entertainment
Genre: Classics, Classic Sci-Fi, Silent, Silent Action, Classic Sci Fi/Fantasy, Fantasy, Classic Fantasy, Silent Action/Adventure
Running Time: 99 min.
Subtitles: English
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Fritz Lang was a stickler for realism in his American films; not so his German silents, which were fanciful to the point of being fairy tales. Der Müde Tod, Lang's first big critical success, is an allegorical tale of love, fidelity and death. The heroine (Lil Dagover), who in her dreams is confronted by Mr. Death, argues for the life of her beloved, but is unable to make the personal sacrifices that Death insists upon. Originally presented in three parts, Der Müde Tod was often boiled down to a single film for its non-German showings. Its English-language titles range from The Weary Death to Between Two Worlds to Beyond the Wall to Destiny. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

Do you have a silent film in your queue? by Misshaped April 13, 2004 - 11:51 AM PDT
2 out of 2 members found this review helpful
Why, oh why did the above synopsis have to give so much away about the storyline? I wish I didn't know what was going to happen next because it took some of the magic away from this gorgeous movie. I don't watch a lot of silent films, but this one encouraged me to put a few more of them in my queue. Don't think too much about what's going to happen next when you watch this movie, but instead just take in the way Fritz Lang creates such a hauntingly surreal world.

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