Destiny (Der müde Tod)

Live musical accompaniment by the Stephen Horne Ensemble
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Showings

Castro Theatre Sun, Jun 5, 2016 3:45 PM
$16 general / $14 member
Film Info
Director:Fritz Lang
Cast:Lil Dagover
Walter Janssen
Bernhard Goetzke
Hans Sternberg
Year:1921
Country:Germany
Total Run Time:98 min

Description

Can love conquer even death? When Death robs a young woman of her bridegroom, she attempts suicide to rejoin him in the dark realm of the afterlife. Stopped at Death’s door, she instead makes a deal to save someone else in exchange for the return of her beloved. Her quest for a life at risk ranges across ninth-century Persia, Renaissance-era Venice, and Imperial China in this lavish early spectacle by Fritz Lang, who injects the tale with the tenderness of a bittersweet love story.

Live musical accompaniment by the Stephen Horne Ensemble

Introduction by Illeana Douglas

Co-presented by Berlin & Beyond

ASL interpretation provided