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Day of Wrath

 

Denmark 1943, 95 minutes, B/W
Dir. Carl Dreyer
In Danish with English subtitles
Rating: [PG]
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Drama, Classics / Deviltry

Topics: Period - 1600s.

 

Aroview: Witchcraft drama set in 17th century rural Denmark, where an innocent young woman is denounced following the death of her much older, harshly conservative husband.

Delineated with a slow, claustrophobic immediacy in textured black and white, the wife's slide towards the torture-chamber becomes hard to watch, but dir. Dreyer's artistry prevails.

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DVD Features

Includes the following short films by Dreyer: 'Thorvaldsen' and 'A Castle Within a Castle'.

 

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