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1928 (Germany) See more »
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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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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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Although the film was shown with live musical accompaniment in the theatre, there is no evidence that Carl Theodor Dreyer ever selected a definitive score. All current DVD versions of the film use Richard Einhorn's "Voices of Light" for accompaniment.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 »
Quotes:
Juge:How old are you?
Jeanne d'Arc:[counts on her fingers] Nineteen... I think.
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41 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
timeless in every sense, 16 September 1999
Author: judokid from germany

I saw this a few months ago on the big screen, just after Nosferatu, another silent classic. Both showings were supported by a live organ play, which has been composed directly for the movie, and which suited perfectly. I had seen Nosferatu before, but i didn´t know anything about `Jeanne`, and so i was in no way prepared for this overwhelming, soul-rapturing experience.

My eyes were immediately glued to the screen. Unfortunately i had missed the first minutes, so it started for me with the first (?) court scene. The camera wandered through the faces of the court members, circled and focussed on Jeanne´s face. So beautiful, naked, strong and defenseless! I could rave on the technical perfection of this film, it´s clever editing, innovative and gorgeous cinematography, proper historical settings and pure storytelling. Carl Theodor Dreyer created a masterpiece. But the most outstanding feature of this silent are the performances; Maria Falconetti delivers simply the best performance of all times, and i can´t remember of any ´corny` overacting, which distracts most silent movies from the modern viewer, even the accepted classics. `La passion de Jeanne d´Arc´ is purest cinematic art, timeless in every sense.

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