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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 »

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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}

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Although this short has been widely praised and is considered a classic of its kind, Carl Theodor Dreyer had no interest in short subjects (including his own) and regarded projects like this simply as a way to support himself between features. See more »

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A great short by one of Denmark's greatest!
11 September 2005 | by (OJ, Denmark) – See all my reviews

De Nåede Færgen "They Caught the Ferry" (1948)

Directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer.

This short movie is an adaptation of the famous Danish writer Johannes V. Jensen's short story with the same title.

In order to reach his ferry before it leaves to harbor a young couple has to drive fast. And faster he goes. And he likes it. He likes the thrill of a fast ride. But when you live a fast life, it can be over sooner than you know.

This short was made as an anti-speed movie when there were no speed limits in Denmark, to scare people from driving to fast. It is directed by Denmark's most famous director Carl Theodor Dreyer, and again he proves that he masters the screen element. Especially the editing is very good throughout the short movie.

8/10


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