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Das indische Grabmal

Fritz Lang Bati Almanya, 1959

Duncan Gray's rating of the film The Indian Tomb

Lang was a far from innocent man, and he made far from innocent films—some of the most savage, in fact. So it's something to see how, pushing 70, he returned to an adventure story of pure innocence. Those who see it just as camp are missing the form and context of such a guileless tribute to silent era spectacles. It's proof that the cynical adult in Lang had a child's side, and here he lets its imagination go wild.