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A young girl must face Death to plead for the life of her deceased lover. Death confronts the young girl with a condition which she must fulfill if she wishes to be reunited with her lover. He tells her three stories set in exotic locales, all involving circumstances similar to her own. She must save the life of at least one of the characters in the stories in order to be with her lover again. As she realizes that she cannot save any of them, she pleads with Death to sacrifice her own life instead. Not until she dies while trying to save a child's life from a fire is she reunited with her lover.
Genre Drama
Category Feature, Silent
Year of Production 1921
Director Fritz Lang
Screenplay Fritz Lang, Thea von Harbou
Cinematography Erich Nitzschmann, Fritz Arno Wagner, Hermann Saalfrank
Fritz Lang
Giuseppe Becce, Karl-Ernst Sasse, Peter Schirmann, Wilfried Schroepfer
Hermann Warm, Walter Roehrig, Robert Herlth
Cast Lothar Muethel, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Bernhard Goetzke, Karl Platen, Walter Janssen, Max Adalbert, Wilhelm Diegelmann, Hans Sternberg, Eduard von Winterstein, Erika Unruh, Lewis Brody, Ernst Rueckert, Erich Pabst, Lil Dagover, Paul Biensfeldt
Producer Erich Pommer
Production Company Decla-Bioscop, Berlin
Runtime 82 min
Format 35 mm, b&w
 silent with German Intertitles
Subtitled Versions French, Japanese
Festivals Hong Kong 2017, Cluj-Napoca 2017, Shanghai 2017
German Distributor Transit Film/Munich

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