The Burning Soil is a 1922 silent film directed by F.W. Murnau. It was made the same year as Murnau's Nosferatu and released in Germany around the same time. The film follows tells the story of a struggle over a plot of petroleum-rich land. The film was considered lost until 1978, when it was discovered to have been owned by an Italian priest who organized screenings in mental hospitals. A restoration of the film was made with the assistance of French director Eric Rohmer.
|Release date:||March 3, 1922|
|Directed by:||F. W. Murnau|
|Cinematography:||Fritz Arno Wagner|