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Ein Mädchen bittet den Tod um das Leben ihres verstorbenen Geliebten. Er führt sie in einen Raum voller Kerzen. Drei sind schon weit heruntergebrannt, und wenn es ihr gelingt, eines vor dem Verlöschen zu bewahren, erhält sie ihren Geliebten. Der müde Tod ist ein deutscher Spielfilm von Fritz Lang aus dem Jahr Das „deutsche Volkslied in sechs Versen“, so der Untertitel, ist die. Grandioser Stummfilm aus dem Jahre , der die Karriere des seinerzeit 31jährigen Fritz Lang einläutete. Ein Mädchen (Lil Dagover) bittet den Tod um das. Ein junges Mädchen bittet den Tod um das Leben ihres verstorbenen Geliebten. Er führt sie in einen Raum voller Kerzen. Es sind die. DER MÜDE TOD traumversunken, / Drein zogen liebestrunken / Zwei Menschen jung und lebensfroh«, hebt die Filmballade an.»Am Kreuzweg, wo schon viel.Der müde Tod ist ein deutscher Spielfilm von Fritz Lang aus dem Jahr Das „deutsche Volkslied in sechs Versen“, so der Untertitel, ist die. Für Zwingli gab es nur zwei Orte nach dem Tod, den Himmel und die Hölle, aber nichts dazwischen, auch keinen Weg von oben nach unten oder umgekehrt. Ein Mädchen bittet den Tod um das Leben ihres verstorbenen Geliebten. Er führt sie in einen Raum voller Kerzen. Drei sind schon weit heruntergebrannt, und wenn es ihr gelingt, eines vor dem Verlöschen zu bewahren, erhält sie ihren Geliebten.
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As the Woman desperately tries to save the candles and afterwards find a life to sacrifice for Death, which would result her to get the Man back, we're able to see how Lang builds this humane tale.
The Woman proves her humanity as she saves the baby from the burning building and is willing to die for another.
All this makes Der müde Tod sound like a very dark and serious film, which it is, but paradoxically it's also one of the most humorous ones by Fritz Lang.
Der müde Tod is an unforgettable masterpiece and no lesser compared to its companion Nosferatu. It's a study about the essence of humanity, filled with unforgettable expressionistic imagery.
My discovery of Fritz Lang's cinema continues to take me to wonderful places. After enjoying his Mabuse movies and the seminal thriller M, I take a look at one of his earliest silent movies: Destiny.
Written between Lang his frequent collaborator, Thea Von Harbou, Destiny is an anthology fantasy movie comprised of three stories and bookended by a game between Death and a woman trying to bring her dead lover back to life.
The movie begins as a newlywed couple stops at an inn. On the way an austere man dressed up in black gets on their coach.
The woman leaves the table for an instant and when she returns, the husband and the stranger are gone.
She looks for them and discovers her husband's spirit wandering outside the walls of a giant precinct Death erected to make a garden, presumably of souls.
Death is so amazed by her devotion, that he proposes a challenge: he gives her the chance to save one life about to perish; she has three chances and needs only save one.
If she does, Death will return her lover to him. This is an artifice to tell three wonderful and fantasy-laden stories in different settings: there's one in Persia, one in Venice, and one in ancient China.
All are variations on the same themes - love and the inevitability of death. What most impressed me in this movie were the art direction and costume design of the different stories.
They were epic: imagine thousands of extras, flamboyant designs, huge sets. It's like watching a D. Griffith movie at times. One of the most impressive sets was the interior of Death's room, an endless space cluttered with burning candles, each representing a soul burning itself out.
Next was the imagination of the stories. In particular there's the last story, set in China, that has many wondrous elements, like flying carpets, flying horses, a miniature army, and many magic spells transforming people into objects and bringing objects into life.
Then there's the premise underlying the story: that death is irreversible. The movie has a touch of sentimentality, since it shows the lovers reuniting in death, but the movie shows death is not something that can be bargained with.
It's a fact that must be accepted. Lang and Bergman didn't see Death the same way: Lang's Death is a cursed soul, weary of its own existence, whereas Bergman's is cynical, scheming and perhaps has a certain taste in its job.
I was amazed at how easily I immersed myself in this movie. I was afraid I'd have no interest in this movie, being a silent movie, but Lang's direction is so good and modern I was in thrall most of the time.
I'm glad I watched this movie, it's a part of film history that should never be forgotten. This mindset suddenly changed last night when I watched a screening of Destiny in Manila.
A screening sponsored by the Goethe Institute. Before the screening I asked myself: How come I didn't hear of this movie before?
How does this compare with "Metropolis", "M", and "Dr. Upon watching the movie, I felt privileged I was given a chance to watch a movie so rare, yet at par with Lang's best works.
I told myself, "I struck gold!!! I was astounded by the sheer imagery, and the poetic resonance. The production design and effects are ahead of its time.
I didn't realize that a very smooth "ghost effect" have been already achieved since From the background of the village to the stranger's appearance, I was reminded of Ingmar Bergman's "The Seventh Seal" A movie on my wish list.
My exposure to this movie is through still images I saw in a book on cinema. I was amazed with the way they recreated Turkey, Venice, and China.
It offered me a surrealistic experience, that some fantasy movies of today fail to do. Following is a my short interpretation of this wonderful movie: A couple on their way to honeymoon is the prime of life.
A "stranger" Death , suddenly comes unexpected. Bernhard Goetzke impressively played the role. His aura exuded with a haunting eeriness that was etched on my mind.
The stranger in the village is the subject of endless discussion by the dignitaries. It just reflects the enigma of death itself.
The couple met the stranger. A few moments later, his man and the stranger disappeared. Distraught on learning his abduction, she sought Death, and begged for her loved one.
She was given three chances on three different locales, and she failed it all. She found an old man, a beggar, and a number of sick people.
All of them has one reply: " Not one day, not one hour, not one breathe. It pushed me to stop for a while and think about a few things.
This is the sort of movie that made an impact in its own time. Douglas Fairbanks purchased the American rights, to delay its general American release while he copied the effects of the Persian segment for his "The Thief of Baghdad".
Luis Bunuel has said this is the film that got him interested in movies, and apparently Alfred Hitchcock has praised it as well.
I would not praise it quite on the level either of them did. It is not Fritz Lang's best film by a long shot, nor the best film of the German Expressionist era.
But still worth seeing, if for no other reason than it is a Lang film, and stars Lil Dagover, arguably the greatest actress of the Weimar period.
I wonder what he is today, almost a years later. Lang gut help with the script once again by Thea von Harbou, with whom he worked together on a regular basis.
This was a very early project of the two, considerably before "M" and "Metropolis". Both were around 30 years of age at this point.
The story is as follows. Two people are madly in love, but sadly for the guy the time has come and Death takes him on his last journey.
The woman will not accept it and begs Death until he finally gives in and giver he the chance to win his beloved back.
People about to die are symbolized by candles who are about to go out. Death shows her 3 candles who are about to go out soon and tells her that if she can keep one of these from going out, then she will get her beloved back.
But this is where the contradictions start. If a man's time has come, then there is no way in keeping him from dying.
Death said so himself earlier in the film. So is he just toying with her? Maybe, as the woman does not manage to save a single one of these three souls.
So, she gets another chance I always think of Death as a relentless character and I just cannot understand how he shows mercy so many times in this film that he would even give her another chance at the end.
I quite liked the core action here. I only wondered why they would introduce all the townsfolk in the pub early on if they don't play a role at all later as the film progresses.
But it wasn't bad and the actual idea of those 3 challenges is a decent one too. However, it hurts in terms of predictability.
It was so clear that she would at least fail the first two, so this was basically half an hour wasted and we knew the outcome anyway.
Apart from that, I did not like these 3 sequences anyway. Putting her in completely different regions of the world was a nice idea, but everything that happened during these 3 parts was just so uninteresting and I never really felt for her and prayed that she would manage to save the guy.
The ending wasn't bad either. I read the core plot afterward, but this film was just so confusing at times that it was really difficult to understand what exactly was going on.
I would definitely prefer it as a book version and I am not even a great reader. Then again, I am not the greatest silent movie fan either.
Giving this one a chance does not change my perception that the genre is generally not too interesting and certainly not my cup of tea.
Dagover did not impress me really here, but the actor who played Death was pretty good. I recommend "Destiny" only to silent film lovers.
Everybody else will not enjoy it. Quinoa 3 January In Destiny, everything with Death, a character who is one of the most striking and ominous figures in silent cinema certainly from Germany which is saying a lot as portrayed by Bernhard Goetze, and the woman Lili Dagover, who I didn't realize until looking her up that she played other characters here who is trying to save her man from Death's grasp in the opening 25 and closing 15 minutes, and how Death creates his gloomy but visually appealing enclave all those candles and the space that's created, damn which is closed off by a wall in town and how this woman goes through her own struggle to overcome him, is outstanding.
The three "Stories" for the three candles - each representing someone that will die unless she does something to stop them, thus saving her man's life - not so much.
Never is the direction ever poor or lacking, but I wasn't engaged in those stories how I was hoping for. They're all relatively brief, and while clearly Lang's aim is to make this a sort of fable or series of myths remember he also did the Nibelungen films , you have little time to invest in any of these characters - all that's there is to find them, all of the people in worlds of royalty whether it's in the middle east, Europe or Asia, kind of interesting to look at.
I can definitely see why this inspired Bunuel to become a filmmaker, but compared to work like Dr. Mabuse and Metropolis, it doesn't hold up quite as well needless to say I'm sure it would still hold up over like a thousand other silent films, it's just a personal preference with regard to Lang's silent features.
And yeah, as others have noted, it's kinda racist with the imagery in these stories, though mostly with the Asian 'Verse' section.
In a way that doesn't bother me so much as it is Lang's preference for style over substance. Again, when the style is so intense and spectacular at times - all those dissolves and moments, like the carpet "flying up" into the air - it may be hard to complain.
I think the expectation for practically all of Lang's films to be masterpieces may have worked against me in loving it, but suffice to say if you're looking for only the visuals you'll certainly get a lot out of it, and those first, second and sixth verses are potent.
If the whole film had been involved with the young woman, young man and Death in the town, I would've loved it.
Flash Review The grim reaper ain't no joke. He is a formidable foe and is hard to be sweet talked or sympathized with.
The story is sparked by a woman's husband disappearing after encountering the grim reaper at an inn.
Distraught, the woman later pleads with Death to give her back her husband. Not totally shot down, Death gives her a unique opportunity.
What opportunity is it? Will she see her husband again in the living world as we know it? This is a well-shot and creative film that has bold effects and excellent cinematography.
The opportunity will take place across the globe so there are neat cultural sets and locations. Overall, it was a clever story, not gruesome, had top notch special effects for the period and held your attention for the duration.
OK Metropolis was very impressive visually for its time. However considering story and message this movie really isn't inferior.
And when we are talking about visuals and special effects this film still stands strong in my opinion. I think it's more impressive in any aspect than Nosferatu.
It was nice to see the sweetheart from The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Lil Dagover here as the protagonist. A lady trying to save her husband from death it's definitely something different and more original than what we are used to usually it's the man trying to save the woman.
She plays her role excellent just like Bernhard Goetzke as The Death who appears mysterious and cold-hearted.
However both characters become more and more sympathetic and not as selfish any more as the story advances.
Midway the movie drags a bit when the girl gets 3 chances from the Death and we have 3 different stories with the protagonists from the story in different roles.
Except for the second story they are enjoyable. Especially the third story is nice with the special effects. However how we get to see the interaction between the living and dead ghosts is really well done.
I really loved the decision the girl eventually makes, deciding not to destroy someone else's life to be reunited with her beloved.
Touching story with a lovely message. An error has occured. The Frank, however, is exposed as an infidel, and is chased to the roof, where he escapes by diving into a nearby body of water.
The Caliph visits Zobeide, attempting to find where her loyalties lie. Although she denies an affair with the Frank, the Caliph is unconvinced, and tells her his guards are scouring the city for him.
After he leaves, Zobeide orders her servant, Ayesha, to find the Frank, and tell him to infiltrate the royal palace by nightfall.
One of the Caliph's guards tails Ayesha to the Frank, and reports back to his master. At nightfall, the Frank scales the palace wall and reunites with Zobeide; this reunion is cut short by Ayesha warning them that the Caliph is aware of the Frank being in the palace, and has sent his guards.
After a short chase through the palace grounds, the guards capture the Frank, and the Caliph sentences him to death.
The Caliph orders his gardener, El Mott, to bury the Frank alive. When Zobeide sees what has become of her lover, Death appears to claim him.
The first of three candles burns out. During the Carnival festival in Venice , Monna Fiametta, a noblewoman, is visited by her lover, Gianfrancesco, a merchant of the middle class.
Jealous of Monna's affections for Gianfrancesco, and aware of her hatred towards him, Girolamo reveals to her his plot to have her lover executed by order of the Council.
The first letter, addressed to Girolamo, asks him for a private meeting. When Girolamo reads this note delivered by the messenger, he notices he still holds an additional letter.
Commanding the messenger to hand it over, he reads the second letter, addressed to Gianfrancesco, alerting him of Girolamo's plot, as well as her plan to kill him.
Furious, Girolamo orders the messenger to send his own note, as well as his lavish Carnival costume, to Gianfrancesco, under the guise that it is from Monna.
Entering her home in costume, Gianfrancesco is attacked by Monna, who is unaware of his identity. He is also stabbed from behind by the Moor, Monna's servant.
Gianfrancesco reveals his identity to Monna, and dies. As Monna grieves over her dead lover, Death appears to claim his soul.
The second of three candles burns out. On a farm in the Chinese Empire , master magician A Hi receives a letter from the Emperor, requesting him to perform magic tricks at his birthday party.
He warns, however, that should A Hi bore him, he will be beheaded. Using his jade wand, A Hi flies a carpet to the Emperor's palace, with his two assistants, Tiao Tsien and Liang, in tow.
Performing for the Emperor, A Hi creates a miniature army. The Emperor is impressed, but wants his female assistant, Tiao Tsien as his gift.
A Hi deflects, and offers him a magic horse. Again, the Emperor is impressed, but orders A Hi to hand over his assistant. Liang, Tiao Tsien's lover, attempts to escape with her, but is captured, while she is taken to the Emperor's private quarters.
When the Emperor tries to sleep with her, she quickly rejects him. Obsessed with having Tiao Tsien's affections, the Emperor turns to A Hi, and orders him to make her submit.
When A Hi confronts his assistant, she takes his wand, accidentally cracking it. Using the wand, she turns A Hi into a cactus, and several guards into pigs.
She notices that the more she uses the wand, the more it degrades. Spawning an elephant, Tiao Tsien breaks Liang out of his cell, and they escape the palace together.
The Emperor calls upon his archer to kill them. When the Emperor's archer confronts the assistants, he kills Liang, but spares Tiao Tsien.
Death appears to claim Liang's soul, and the last of the three candles burns out. Although Death has won their bet, he takes pity on the female lover, and offers her one last chance to reunite with her beloved.
As a young couple stops and rests in a small village inn, the man is abducted by Death and is sequestered behind a huge doorless, windowless wall.
The woman finds a mystic entrance and is met by Death, who tells her three separate stories set in exotic locales, all involving circumstances similar to hers.
In each story, a woman, trying to save her lover from his ultimate tragic fate, fails. The young lady realizes the meaning of the tales and takes the only step she can to reunite herself with her lover.
Focuses on themes Fritz Lang obsessed over in film and life. For instance, the conflict between love and death is faced by many protagonists male or female in numerous Fritz Lang pics.
From Destiny to the director's final film, Eyes of Dr. Mabuse , Fritz Lang was occupied in his work by philosophies on death, life, love, notion of the after life, and redemption.
The visual brilliance of Lang's later Silent films can be traced to this feature. Figure of death is a compelling and sympathetic Lang character whose task is not an easy one.
The character of death in Destiny does what is required of him without any subjective bias on the people he has to collect.
Bernhard Goetzke puts on screen with his performance the most fascinating portrayal of death in a motion picture. The figure of death in Destiny is a lonely and sad figure whose wish is to do something else.
The title of the film refers to death's inability to move outside of his destiny. Luis Bunuel was impressed by its amazing visual and sad qualities thus the film became an influential force in most of Bunuel's work.
Other filmmakers influenced includes Enzo G. The film's influences can be looked at in films as Lisa and the Devil , Masque of the Red Death , Keoma , and Brazil Candleroom sequence is a moment of floating beauty and surreal grace.
The candleroom is an extraordinary visual set with a great deal of imagination put into it. The Candleroom is symbolic of the place where the Grim reaper watches over to see whose candle life will be put out.
An excellent effect involves a candle glow dissolving into a baby. The Candleroom sequence has some terrific visual effects that blow away the CGI of today's motion pictures.
Contains a slateful of extraordinary visuals typical of a German Expressionistic film of that time.
In films such as Destiny , Fritz Lang used an aura of expressionistic imagery to display different emotions from his main characters.
Visual use of the camera reaches its climatic level during the three tales. An example of why silent films where for the most part a great visual experience compared to many sound pictures.
Destiny matches the astonishing imagery of Die Nibelungen , Metropolis , and Dr. Mabuse Der Spieler with excellent visuals of its own.
Out of Sympathy for a woman whose beloved died, the grim reaper gives her a chance to save one of three lives as exchange of return of beloved.
Tale one takes place in Persia with forbidden love affair between Arab woman and Western adventurer. Tragic tale that benefits from director's imaginary use of Persian locations.
The female protagonist attempts to save the adventurer to no avail. Least interesting of the three tales and most slow moving.
Second tale involves a love triangle with the city of Venice as the story's backdrop. The woman of this tale is promised to a man of well known prestige who she doesn't love.
Her love is to someone who is not popular and the opposite of her finace. Her plans ends up in a manner that the woman least hoped for.
The Imperial China tale is the third and best of the three tales. Magnificent camera effects gives it a mythical quality that creates a feel for the spectacle.
An astonishing effect and maybe the director's most amazing effect in his silent films involves the creation by a magician of an army of toy sized soldiers.
Deals with the Emperor of China who wants the magician's female assistent who is loved by the male assistent. Magical feeling of the amazing and bizarre is what makes the third tale something fantastic.
More than any other line in a Fritz Lang film, "Love is Stronger than death" represents a summary of Fritz Lang's filmography.