DER MÜDE TOD (DESTINY)

BBFC Ratingf-rated FilmDER MÜDE TOD (DESTINY)

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DER MÜDE TOD (DESTINY)
CertificatePG
Year1921
GenreDrama, Fantasy, Thriller
DirectorFRITZ LANG
LanguageSilent
CountryGermany
Running Time1HR 38MINS
Extra InfoSILENT WITH SUBTITLED GERMAN INTERTITLES
SeasonSecond Sight

Before directing numerous genre defining masterpieces such as Metropolis and M, Fritz Lang was already defying cinematic conventions with Der müde Tod (literally, The Weary Death).

 

A young woman confronts the personification of Death, in an effort to save the life of her fiancé. Rich in expressionist imagery, Der müde Tod has often been overlooked, but has been hugely influential, with Hitchcock and Buñuel citing it as a direct influence on their work. This new restoration preserves the original German intertitles and simulates the historic colour tinting of its initial release, and is accompanied by a newly-composed score by Cornelius Schwehr.