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April 1914 (USA) See more »
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On the brink of war, Lt. van Hauen is summoned to take command of the cruiser, but due to unforeseen events, he is wrongfully convicted as a traitor. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Benjamin Christensen ... Løjtnant van Hauen
Karen Caspersen ... Fru van Hauen
Otto Reinwald ... Ældste søn
Fritz Lamprecht ... Kontreadmiral van Hauen
Amanda Lund ... Gamle Jane, barnepige
Hermann Spiro ... Grev Spinelli
Bjørn Spiro ... Yngste søn, Johnny
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Løwaas ... Flådeofficer
Holger Rasmussen ... Flådeofficer
Svend Rindom ... Lærer
Robert Schmidt ... Sagfører
Finn Wennerwald ... Flådeofficer

Directed by
Benjamin Christensen 
Writing credits
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Benjamin Christensen 
Laurids Skands  manuscript

Cinematography by
Emil Dinesen 
Production Design by
Benjamin Christensen 

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Also Known As:
"Det hemmelighedsfulde X" - Denmark (original title)
"Sealed Orders" - International (English title) (DVD title)
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84 min
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
See it!, 8 November 2008
Author: Saturnome from Canada

When you look well into the past of cinema, what you usually get are historically significant films, and that isn't absolutely a synonym for good films. Well here's one you may want to watch simply for the fact that it is good.

Sealed orders is Christiansen's first film (a man I only know for the film "Haxan")and it is war drama at it's best. Tragic twist of fate, clear storyline, good pacing and great lighting work. It's a few years in advance on it's time, but it isn't technical wonders of the cinema of the 20s or of now. It's still theatrical, though it isn't anything like the early films of it's time and before. The film survived to our days in a great condition, nothing like the jerky pictures moving at a wrong speed we like to think of.

To put it simply, you'll watch it and have a great time, as long you like dramas of this kind. But if you actually cared enough to read a IMDb review of a 1914 film, It's surely your kind.

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