From the archive
This film was last shown on 15 June 2017
As an early auteur of cinema, Fritz Lang was a pioneer and an inspiration cited by many of the greats, including Hitchcock and Bunuel. Though not his first feature, Destiny is undeniably the beginnings of Lang’s trademark motifs: a stunning example of silent cinema restored with the original richly coloured tinting and toning.
Upon the sudden, shocking passing of her fiancé, a young woman confronts death himself, desperate to be reunited with her lover. Death offers her a bargain: he will tell her three tales of ill-fated lovers, and if she can find a way to save just one, he will reunite her with her beloved. What ensues is an epic tale of love, sacrifice and death.
- Fritz Lang
- 98 mins
- Bernhard Goetzke, Lil Dagover, Walter Janssen