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La passion de Jeanne d'Arc
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1928 (Germany) See more »
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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 » | Add synopsis »
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Devastating but brilliant masterpiece See more (147 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)
Henri Maillard ... Juge (Judge) (uncredited)
Raymond Narlay ... Juge (Judge) (uncredited)
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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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Additional Details

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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The film took a year and a half to complete.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Near the end of the film when two rocks are thrown through what is supposed to be a leaded glass window it is clear from the way it breaks that it is just a regular pane of glass with lines drawn on it to simulate leaded glass.See more »
Quotes:
Juge:What is your name?
Jeanne d'Arc:In France, I am called Joan... in my village, I am called Jeanneton.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Submarine (2010)See more »
Soundtrack:
Voices of LightSee more »

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82 out of 95 people found the following review useful.
Devastating but brilliant masterpiece, 1 March 2005
Author: looneyfarm from Finland

It's easy to overlook this movie. For modern audience and especially my generation (I'm 21), this movie is just close-ups of a crying woman and grumpy old men. But of course that's like saying Mona Lisa is just a picture of a woman, or The Last Supper is dudes eating. If you experience it with open mind, The Passion of Joan of Arc will give you one of the most profound visions of devotion, faith and martyrdom.

I must confess, even I thought the praise of The Passion was too good to be true when I began to watch it. But when the film ended, I wasn't just impressed, I was completely devastated. The Passion of Joan of Arc is a downright amazing realization of Joan's last moments. There's not a hint of sentimentality, and still I was in tears. Yep. Call me a pansy, but this is one of the very few movies that had that impact on me.

I don't know what else to say about this movie, sorry. The Passion of Joan of Arc counts as the most upsetting movie experience I've ever had, but it's definitely a positive one. On the contrary to what the other commentators have said, you don't have to be religious to be receptive in front of this movie. Believe me, I'm a hardcore atheist. If you're going to see this film -- I sure hope you do -- make sure it's accompanied with the Voices of Light soundtrack, which doesn't just fit the film well, but is amazing as a standalone composition, too. I can guarantee you won't look cinema the same way again.

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