Lang's epic of German mythology continues with what could have been the ultimate 'woman scorned wreaks vengeance' film if it just wasn't so long winded. Overlong, oft dramatically weak and not very engaging tale despite its cinematic visual mastery. The two works by Lang that would follow would however cement his cinematic legacy.
One of the most tragic expressions of cinema that I've seen, profoundly Shakesperean in ressonance. Absolute vengeance as the only possible consequence after the death of a lover. "Manhunt", "Rancho Notorious" or "The Big Heat" had all been done before here. The difference is that here Lang had not the restrictions of american production and was free to create devastating forms and compositions. Masterpiece.