Destiny (Der mude Tod) (The Weary Death) (Between Two Worlds) (1921)

Destiny (Der mude Tod) (The Weary Death) (Between Two Worlds)


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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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Horror, Art House & International, Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Written By: Thea von Harbou
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On DVD: Nov 7, 2000



as Fiametta, Junge Maed...

as Der junge Mann, Fran...

as Bogner, Der Tod, El ...

as Derwisch, Girolamo

as Bettler

as Kuester

as Notar/Schatzmeister

as Schneider
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Critic Reviews for Destiny (Der mude Tod) (The Weary Death) (Between Two Worlds)

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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June 11, 2002
AV Club
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Full Review… | June 3, 2002
New York Times
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Influential silent film

Full Review… | August 22, 2006
Classic Film and Television

It's hard to understand why this striking - and strikingly beautiful - silent epic isn't better known than it is.

Full Review… | June 30, 2005
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

One of the weaker Lang films.

Full Review… | October 6, 2004
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Audience Reviews for Destiny (Der mude Tod) (The Weary Death) (Between Two Worlds)

A beautifully spooky and adventurous movie about death. It is sort of an anthology horror movie with three different stories of love and death told by the grim reaper. I really liked it, it's cool.

Aj V

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a wonderful gothic romance like something from grimm's fairy tales. in his autobiography buñuel wrote that this inspired him to make films. there's an homage to it in un chien andalou. it was one of alfred hitchcock's favorites and a big influence on the thief of baghdad (both versions) and murnau's faust among many, many others

Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

A well told story with great effects, especially for that time. I'm a big fan of Fritz Lang and have enjoyed M and Metropolis and I thoroughly enjoyes this well crafter story as well.This is a movie I wouldn't mind watching again.

Ken Doers

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