- Categories:Mythical, Movie
- aka Ring der Nibelungen
Based on the Germanic myth "Das Nibelungenlied" and the Nordic
"Volsunga Saga" which also inspired the four-opera cycle by Richard
Wagner and J.R.R. Tolkien's epic "The Lord of the Rings", this is
the story of the young blacksmith Siegfried, who, not knowing that
he is heir to a conquered kingdom, becomes popular with the
Burgunds by slaying their bane, the dragon Fafnir. When the reward
seems to be a huge treasure, Siegfried ignores the curse that lies
on the hoard - which now seems to endanger his love to beautiful
Norse warrior queen Brunhild.
Siegfried get a magic hat which transforms the bearer after saying
a short spell(several male2male transformations).
A great Grimhild(Alicia Witt) and a strong Brunhild(Christana
Løken) and a mediocre Siegfried(Benno Fürmann). Anyway,
best actor in the movie is Max von Sydow(Siegfrieds foster father).
If you like myths it's probably worth seeing. But, don't expect too
originally posted by Michael Binary on 2004-12-28, no edits, entryid=2120