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The Dance of Death

Der Totentanz

Directed by Urban Gad
Germany, Denmark, 1912
Drama, Silent, Short


In Totentanz (Urban Gad, 1912), Asta Nielsen plays a guitarist-dancer who must take to the stage to support her infirm husband. She attracts the devotion of a composer, and soon she feels attracted to him. Torn between desire and duty, she snaps during a rehearsal of his latest piece, “Totentanz.”

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The Dance of Death Directed by Urban Gad

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