A Dying Nation

A Dying Nation or Dying Peoples (German: Sterbende Völker) is a 1922 German silent historical drama film directed by Robert Reinert and starring Paul Wegener, Otto Gebühr and Fritz Kortner. It was released in two parts Heimat in Not and Brennendes Meer.[1]

A Dying Nation
Directed byRobert Reinert
Produced byGabriel Pascal
Robert Reinert
Written byRobert Reinert
Starring Paul Wegener
Otto Gebühr
Fritz Kortner
CinematographyHans Bloch
Ewald Daub
Karl Hasselmann
Carl Hoffmann
Alfredo Lenci
Helmar Lerski
Ludwig Zahn
Release date
24 November 1922 (Part I)
6 December 1922 (Part II)
German intertitles

The film's sets were designed by the art directors Kurt Dürnhöfer and Walter Reimann. It was shot at the Bavaria Studios in Munich.



  1. Grange p.130-31


  • Elsaesser, Thomas & Wedel, Michael . A Second Life: German Cinema's First Decades. Amsterdam University Press, 1996.
  • Grange, William. Cultural Chronicle of the Weimar Republic. Scarecrow Press, 2008.
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