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Ordet. 1955


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Ordet. 1955 12

126 mins Denmark Director. Carl Th. Dreyer

Carl Theodor Dreyer’s beautifully photographed tale explores the religious intolerance and familial tensions within a Danish farming family. Based on a 1932 play by Danish playwright and Lutheran country priest Kaj Munk (1898-1944), Ordet is a tale of miraculous resurrection brought about by human love.

It is an extraordinary expression of spiritual optimism, that is neither sentimental nor pious, exploring the clash between orthodox religions and true faith. Dreyer achieves its powerful effects in deceptively simple ways, and has produced, in its closing moments, one of the most extraordinary scenes in all cinema.

Directed by

Carl Th. Dreyer


Cay Kristiansen

Preben Lerdorff Rye

Emil Hass Christensen

Henrik Malberg


Classics Drama


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