Title: The Word (Ordet)
Country: Denmark
Year: 1954
Directed by: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Cast: Henrik Malberg, Emil Hass Christensen, Preben Lerdorff Rye
Duration: 126 min.
Language: Danish
Plot: Patriarch Borgen has three sons: Mikkel, a good-hearted agnostic whose wife Inger is pregnant; Johannes, who believes he is Jesus and young Anders who is in love with the tailor’s daughter. The Fundamentalism of the girl’s father is anathema to Borgen’s traditional Lutheranism. He opposes the marriage until the tailor forbids it, and then Borgen’s pride demands that it happens. Unexpectedly, Inger, who is the family’s sweetness and light, has problems with her pregnancy. The doctor arrives and a long night brings sharp focus to the true meaning of faith.


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