As a young couple stops and rests in a small village inn, the man is abducted by Death and is sequestered behind a huge doorless, windowless wall. The woman finds a mystic entrance and is met by Death, who tells her three separate stories set in exotic locales, all involving circumstances similar to hers. In each story, a woman, trying to save her lover from his ultimate tragic fate, fails. The young lady realizes the meaning of the tales and takes the only step she can to reunite herself with her lover. —IMDb
Born in Vienna in 1890, Fritz Lang was brought up in Viennese middle-class comfort by his Roman Catholic father Anton and his Jewish mother Paula Schleisinger who both hoped that young Fritz would become an architect. But like so many middle-class children of the new century, Lang was fascinated by the pulp and fantasy literature of his day, the art world both in and outside Vienna and a potent new form of entertainment that invited artistic scrutiny and craftsmanship, the motion picture. Though the teenaged Lang attended school as his parents wished, he secretly haunted the cafe’s and cabarets of Vienna and intended to become a painter like his idols Klimt and Schile. At aged 21 Lang’s yearning took him to Paris where he lived in Bohemian splendor until the outbreak of W.W.I. Returning to Vienna, Lang enlisted in the Austrian army where he repeatedly saw combat, was wounded at least three times and decorated twice.
It was while on leave recuperating from one of these wounds… read more
Masterpiece. I expected that the girl involve into the stories.If stories were strong as the main story, i gave 100/100 to the movie. Candle metaphor then used in Macario. Emperor's and magician's fingernails might be inspired to create Freddy Krueger and Wolverine! 5/5 or 93/100.
Fritz Lang realiza una fábula que encierra a otras tres. Es el híbrido genérico, mezcla de historia de terror que crispa la piel con la inicial presencia de ese ser "fantasmagórico" que es La Muerte, es también la historia de amor más allá de la muerte. "Destiny" es la ruta del aprendizaje, aquel que recorre el odio, la redención y el amor en el hombre.