Fritz Lang’s Indian Epic, Part II: The Indian Tomb

In the second half of Lang’s two-part epic, our German hero tries to escape with his beloved, the temple dancer Seetha, but is captured and imprisoned in a dungeon. Meanwhile, a palace rebellion threatens to depose the maharajah. The film reaches a pinnacle of exoticism with Debra Paget’s eye-popping, censor-defying “snake dance.”


This event is sponsored by the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and the Institute for South Asia Studies.


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