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Die Nibelungen, Teil 1 - Siegfried (1966)

91 min | Adventure, Fantasy

Volker von Alzey, the royal bard of the Burgunds (far greater then modern Burgundy), ruled by the Christian, papist king Gunther, who has two brave, loyal brothers and a sister Kriemhild, tells in rhyme the tale of Siegfried of Xanthen, ...See moreVolker von Alzey, the royal bard of the Burgunds (far greater then modern Burgundy), ruled by the Christian, papist king Gunther, who has two brave, loyal brothers and a sister Kriemhild, tells in rhyme the tale of Siegfried of Xanthen, who in the northern kingdom of the Lowlands was a forgery apprentice, till his jealous rival's attack made him drench his blade in blood, which made it all-splitting, the right means to slay the feared-most dragon, Rachnir, whose blood makes him, once bathed in it, invulnerable; Alberich, king of the Alves, whose helmet of invisibility he beats, shows him the dragon-protected ring of the Nibelungen, and he sets out by ship for Iceland, to awake its maiden queen Brunhild, but refuses to stay with her, returning southward to rule from Xanthen on the Rhine and seek himself a queen. Siegfried challenges Gunther at Easter to a duel for both realms, is however proposed instead a preferable marital alliance with Gunther's sister Kriemhild. Just after their betrothal invades Ludegast, king of the Saxons, who however swears allegiance to Burgundy when defeated but spared in duel by Siegfried. Now Gunther demands, for Kriemhild's hand, Siegfried gets him Brunhild as politically ideal bride for Burgundy. Siegfried manages this, but only by using more magic, which will later come at a terrible price... Written by KGF Vissers See less
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Uwe Beyer
Siegfried Siegfried   See fewer
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Rolf Henniger
König Gunther König Gunther   See fewer
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Maria Marlow
Kriemhild Kriemhild   See fewer
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Hans von Borsody
Volker von Alzey Volker von Alzey   See fewer
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Terence Hill
Giselher (as Mario Girotti) Giselher (as Mario Girotti)   See fewer
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Fred Williams
Gernot Gernot   See fewer
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Dieter Eppler
Rüdiger von Bechlarn Rüdiger von Bechlarn   See fewer
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Samson Burke
Blo-Edin Blo-Edin   See fewer
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Skip Martin
Alberich Alberich   See fewer
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Hilde Weissner
Königin Ute Königin Ute   See fewer
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Barbara Bold
Hildegunt Hildegunt   See fewer
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Maria Hofen
Frigga Frigga   See fewer
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Djordje Nenadovic
Slaodel (as George Heston) Slaodel (as George Heston)   See fewer
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Milan Bosiljcic
Dankwart Dankwart   See fewer
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Karin Dor
Brunhild Brunhild   See fewer
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Hans-Walter Clasen
Blo-Edin (voice) (uncredited) Blo-Edin (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Thomas Danneberg
Siegfried (voice) (uncredited) Siegfried (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Andrej Gardenin
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Claus Holm
Gernot (voice) (uncredited) Gernot (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bogdan Jakus
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Claus Jurichs
Giselher (voice) (uncredited) Giselher (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Renate Küster
Kriemhild (voice) (uncredited) Kriemhild (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Franz Nicklisch
Alberich (voice) (uncredited) Alberich (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Christian Rode
Volker von Alzey (voice) (uncredited) Volker von Alzey (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rolf Schult
König Gunther (voice) (uncredited) König Gunther (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.3 / 10 | 375 votes