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La passion de Jeanne d'Arc
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1928 (Germany) See more »
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JOAN of ARC PICTURES Inc. presents See more »
Plot:
A chronicle of the trial of Jeanne d'Arc on charges of heresy, and the efforts of her ecclesiastical jurists to force Jeanne to recant her claims of holy visions. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Dreyer's masterpiece one of cinema's greatest artistic triumphs See more (150 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Maria Falconetti ... Jeanne d'Arc (as Melle Falconetti)
Eugene Silvain ... Évêque Pierre Cauchon (Bishop Pierre Cauchon) (as Eugène Silvain)

André Berley ... Jean d'Estivet

Maurice Schutz ... Nicolas Loyseleur

Antonin Artaud ... Jean Massieu

Michel Simon ... Jean Lemaître
Jean d'Yd ... Guillaume Evrard
Louis Ravet ... Jean Beaupère (as Ravet)
Armand Lurville ... Juge (Judge) (as André Lurville)
Jacques Arnna ... Juge (Judge)
Alexandre Mihalesco ... Juge (Judge)
Léon Larive ... Juge (Judge)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Aymé ... Juge (Judge) (uncredited)
Gilbert Dacheux ... Juge (Judge) (uncredited)
Gilbert Dalleu ... Jean Lemaître (uncredited)
Paul Delauzac ... Martin Ladvenu (uncredited)
Dimitri Dimitriev ... Juge (Judge) (uncredited)
Fournez-Goffard ... Juge (Judge) (uncredited)
Henri Gaultier ... Juge (Judge) (uncredited)
Paul Jorge ... Juge (Judge) (uncredited)
Marie Lacroix ... Woman looking at the stake (uncredited)
Henri Maillard ... Juge (Judge) (uncredited)
Raymond Narlay ... Juge (Judge) (uncredited)

Directed by
Carl Theodor Dreyer  (as Carl Th. Dreyer)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joseph Delteil  writer
Carl Theodor Dreyer  writer

Original Music by
Jesper Kyd (2007 New Score)
Ole Schmidt (1982)
 
Cinematography by
Rudolph Maté 
 
Film Editing by
Marguerite Beaugé (uncredited)
Carl Theodor Dreyer (uncredited)
 
Set Decoration by
Jean Hugo (settings)
Hermann Warm (settings)
 
Costume Design by
Valentine Hugo 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ralph Christian Holm .... assistant director
Paul La Cour .... assistant director
 
Other crew
Pierre Champion .... historial advisor
Carl Theodor Dreyer .... title designer (uncredited)
 
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Also Known As:
"La passion de Jeanne d'Arc" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
110 min | France:88 min (1952 re-release) | USA:114 min | 82 min (restored DVD version) (24 fps) | Denmark:96 min | Germany:97 min (DVD)
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Finland:K-12 (1988) | Finland:K-16 (1954) | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Norway:16 (1928) | South Korea:12 | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | UK:PG (2003 re-rating) | USA:Not Rated

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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.See more »
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Anachronisms: Jean's hair is cut with a shiny pair of scissors which appear to be from the 20th century. Pivoted scissors (the kind with finger holes in use today) were not commonly available until the 18th century. Spring-based scissors which you squeeze from the ends of the scissors (kind of like tongs) were the ones used in the middle ages and were usually made out of iron, not steel.See more »
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Jeanne d'Arc:I love and honor God... with al my heart.See more »
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31 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Dreyer's masterpiece one of cinema's greatest artistic triumphs, 29 July 1999
Author: pooch-8 from Fargo, North Dakota

One of the last great silent films made during the advent of sound, Carl-Theodor Dreyer's The Passion of Joan of Arc is a haunting, riveting portrait of the historical martyr based on documentation from the original trial. Focusing primarily on the series of courtroom examinations that doomed the young warrior, the film gloriously employs vivid close-ups to accentuate the ordinariness (while at the same time exaggerating the most grotesque qualities) of Joan's inquisitors. Maria Falconetti is unforgettable as Joan, perfectly distilling the pain, terror, and saintliness required by what is probably one of the most demanding roles an actor could attempt. The consequence of Joan's conviction -- her burning at the stake -- allows Dreyer to hammer home his exquisite visual motif balancing erotic corporeality with transcendent spirituality.

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