Destiny

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Movie Info

Fritz Lang directed this silent film about a woman who pleads with the Grim Reaper to spare her lover's life.

Cast & Crew

Lil Dagover
Young Woman, Das junge Mädchen, Zobeide, Monna Fiametta, Tiao Tsien
Rudolf Klein-Rogge
Derwisch, Girolamo
Bernhard Goetzke
Death, Der Tod, El Mot, Bogner, Archer
Walter Janssen
Young Man, Der junge Mann, Franke, Giovan Francesco, Liang
Erich Pabst
Teacher
Fritz Lang
Screenwriter
Thea von Harbou
Screenwriter
Giuseppe Becce
Original Music
Peter Schirmann
Original Music
Karl-Ernst Sasse
Original Music
Bruno Mondi
Cinematographer
Erich Nitzschmann
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Bruno Timm
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Critic Reviews for Destiny (Der müde Tod)

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (19) | Rotten (2)

  • It's a grim dirge masquerading as a moralistic fable.

    June 8, 2017 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
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  • It is bizarre and captivating, an eerie dream of longing and fear.

    June 8, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • Even before he was punching out canonical classics, Fritz Lang's genius was supremely evident.

    June 7, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • This one will haunt your dreams.

    June 5, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • It is one of three very remarkable German productions (the other two, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and The Street, will be released shortly) that are bound, sooner or later, to effect radical changes in the standards of film-making.

    July 2, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Visionary filmmaking, the work of an artist exploring the possibilities of a new and burgeoning art.

    June 4, 2019 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Destiny (Der müde Tod)

  • Jan 11, 2011
    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 Super Reviewer
  • Jan 07, 2011
    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 D Super Reviewer
  • Jun 04, 2008
    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 D Super Reviewer

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