7.3/10
775
4 user 5 critic

They Caught the Ferry (1948)

De nåede færgen (original title)
A man and a woman on a motorcycle arrive with a ferry to Assens. They want to catch the next ferry in Nyborg, on the other side of the island, but this ferry will leave in three quarters of... See full summary »

Star:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

When a man becomes tyrannical towards his family, the women of the house decide to teach him a lesson in gratitude.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Stars: Johannes Meyer, Astrid Holm, Karin Nellemose
Thorvaldsen (1949)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Stars: Ib Koch-Olsen
Comedy | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A young man is elected by a small village to be its parson. As part of his duties, he is required to marry the widow of the parson before him. This poses two problems--first, the widow is ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Stars: Hildur Carlberg, Einar Röd, Greta Almroth
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Directors: Carl Theodor Dreyer, Jørgen Roos
Stars: Sven Ludvigsen
Day of Wrath (1943)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The young wife of an aging priest falls in love with his son amidst the horror of a merciless witch hunt in 17th century Denmark.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Stars: Thorkild Roose, Lisbeth Movin, Sigrid Neiiendam
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In 4 episodic tales of human suffering; the temptation of Jesus, the Spanish Inquisition, the French Revolution and the Russo-Finnish war of 1918, Satan attempts to win God's favor.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Stars: Helge Nissen, Halvard Hoff, Jacob Texiere
Gertrud (1964)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

In the elegant world of artists and musicians, Gertrud ends her marriage to Gustav and takes a lover, the composer Erland Jansson

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Stars: Nina Pens Rode, Bendt Rothe, Ebbe Rode
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Tore takes over the rundown family farm. Applying his youthful energy, he intends to make it into a big farm like Glomgården on the other side of the river, where beautiful Berit loves. ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Stars: Einar Sissener, Tove Tellback, Stub Wiberg
Landsbykirken (1947)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Documentary exploring Denmarks ancient churches

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Stars: Ib Koch-Olsen
Short | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The Mothers' Aid is a state-funded institution with branches all over Denmark. Erna, a young pregnant woman, has asked a doctor to carry out an abortion, but instead he advised her to go to... See full summary »

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Stars: Ebbe Neergaard, Dinah Miller
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A government funded documentary warning those about the danger of cancer.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Stars: Albert Luther
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Joseph Koch ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

A man and a woman on a motorcycle arrive with a ferry to Assens. They want to catch the next ferry in Nyborg, on the other side of the island, but this ferry will leave in three quarters of an hour and the ferry berth is 70 km away. The road has lot of curves, but they ride the bike in a high speed. An old-fashioned car has left the ferry in Assens at the same time as the motorcycle. They try to overtake the car on the road, but the driver won't let them pass. When they take a chance on his right side, the motorcycle smashes into a tree. The Ferryman takes the bodies of the man and the woman on his boat to the land of the dead. Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson1@comhem.se}

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 May 1948 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

They Caught the Ferry  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Reportedly, this 11-minute film contains more cuts than his two-hour final feature, Gertrud (1964). See more »

Connections

Featured in Fidibus (2006) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Oh, that Dreyer...what a comic!
8 September 2016 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This film is a bit of a comedy...something unusual but not unprecedented for director Carl Theodor Dreyer. Usually the guy is associated with very serious religious films and films about religious hypocrisy but this time he took a break from that sort of thing to make this very dark comedy.

When the film begins, a man on a motorcycle asks the ferry attendant how long until the ferry down river leaves. He's told it's leaving in only 45 minutes...and it's 70 kilometers from there. Despite this, the motorcycle rider and his girlfriend insist that they'll make it on time. So, for a very, very long time (or so it seems) you see the motorcycle racing through the countryside. Now remember...this is a Dreyer film and Dreyer is beloved by the artsy viewers...so in addition to showing the couple on the motorcycle, you are treated to lots of extraneous shots of the front wheel, the sky and many other things. It's an art film...so deal with that. Ultimately, there IS a funny payoff...if death and irony is the sort of thing that produces belly laughs in you. As for me, it was mildly entertaining and nasty...and I mean that in a good way.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page