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Destiny

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Death offers a young girl three chances to save her lover’s life.

Fritz Lang’s dark, mystical allegory was his first international success and remains highly impressive for its virtuosic cinematography, visual effects and expressionistic mood setting.

Co-scripted by key collaborator Thea von Harbou and co-shot by Fritz Arno Wagner, and featuring a stellar cast including Lil Dagover, Walter Janssen and Rudolf Klein-Rogge (Spione, The Testament of Dr. Mabuse), it was an important early influence on Luis Buñuel: “Something about this film spoke to something deep in me; it clarified my life and my vision of the world”.