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27
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Tue
27
Nov
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Tuesday, 27 November 2018 at 7:15
Carl Dreyer
  • Drama, Fantasy
  • 1955
  • Denmark
  • B&W
  • 126 mins.
 

How do we understand faith and prayer, and what of miracles? Ordet is set in August 1925 on a Danish farm. The widowed Patriarch Borgen, who's rather prominent in his community, has three sons: Mikkel, a good-hearted agnostic whose wife Inger is pregnant, Johannes, who believes he is Jesus, and Anders, young, slight, in love with the tailor's daughter. The fundamentalist sect of the girl's father is anathema to Borgen's traditional Lutheranism; he opposes the marriage until the tailor forbids it, then Borgen's pride demands that it happen. Unexpectedly, Inger, who is the family's sweetness and light, has problems with her pregnancy. The rational doctor arrives, and a long night brings sharp focus to at least four views of faith. Carl Dreyer's acclaimed Ordet, If you are a believer or an atheist, Ordet, regularly voted as on of the greatest of all films, will shatter you either way.

Director:

 
Carl Dreyer

Cinematographer:

 
Henning Bendtsen

Screenplay:

 
Kaj Munk (play) Carl Theodor Dreyer (uncredited)

Cast:

 
Henrik Malberg Emil Hass Christensen Preben Lerdorff Rye

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