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Ordet DVD

Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1954


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Film Details

Directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer

Produced in 1954

Main Language - DANISH with English subtitles

Countries & Regions - Scandinavian Film


Emil Hass Christensen, Heusik Malberg


Classic Drama MoviesScandinavian Film

Film Description

Dreyer's film, which must be one of the most beautifully photographed films ever made, explores the gulf between religious orthodoxy and true faith. The simplicity and luminescence of the rural setting only adds to the power of the understated drama, in which son Johannes believes he is the reincarnated Christ. Questioning where truth, miracles and madness overlap, this is film as a true art form. It's also one of the Vatican's top 10 recommended films and features what Paul Schrader describes as 'one of the greatest moments in film history'.

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DVD Details

Certificate: 12

Publisher: BFI

Length: 119 mins

Aspect ratio: 1.33:1

Format: DVD B&W

Region: 2

Released: 13th March 2006

Cat No: BFIVD665

Subtitles: English

DVD Extras

  • Ordet Og Lyset (Helga Theilgaard, 2001, 33 mins) - a documentary about cinematographer Henning Bendtsen and the making of Ordet
  • Thorvaldsen (1949, 10 mins)
  • Storstrom Bridge (1950, 7 mins)
  • Fully illustrated booklet including essays by Dreyer scholar Casper Tybjerg and Philip Horne.

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by Anon on 31st May 2005

A film that takes its time beautifully. Like F.W. Murnau's 'Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans' and Jean Cocteau's 'La Testament D'Orphee' this is cinema as poetry. The cam... Read on


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