Barnet (1940)



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Agis Winding Agis Winding ... Moderen
Bjarne Forchhammer Bjarne Forchhammer ... Albert
Charles Tharnæs Charles Tharnæs ... Elias
Beatrice Bonnesen Beatrice Bonnesen ... Cora
Mogens Wieth Mogens Wieth ... Pontus
Inger Lassen Inger Lassen ... Anna
Gunnar Lauring Gunnar Lauring ... Henrik
Lis Smed Lis Smed ... Ilse
Grethe Paaske Grethe Paaske ... Eva
Helga Frier Helga Frier ... Jordemoder
Inger Stender Inger Stender ... Ruth
Annie Jessen Annie Jessen ... Evas veninde, som får baby
Gudrun Ringheim Gudrun Ringheim ... Pontus'sorthårede veninde
Emmy Schønfeld Emmy Schønfeld ... Gamle fru Olsen
Guri Richter Guri Richter ... Ilses veninde


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Danish | English

Release Date:

21 August 1940 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

The Child See more »

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Nordisk Film Kompagni See more »
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Unwanted child
23 December 2013 | by milton-freddySee all my reviews

In Leck Fisher's theater play the parents of a possible new father arranges the expected baby to be aborted. Not so in the film version by responsible Benjamin Christensen, where the baby is born and has to be taken care of, thereby introducing a theme to be used many times in the films from the Forties, the unwanted pregnancy and the following illegal abortion. Here all aspects of realism is played out in this detailed and comprehensive survey of the family trouble provoked by the unwanted arrival of a new baby. Mogens Wieth aged 21 has his film debut as the moody yet spoiled young man, and we see for the first time a team-up by Gunnar Lauring and Beatrice Bonnesen as a modern, elegant intellectual couple. Benjamin Christensen had his heyday during the silent film era, and this film is the best of his few sound movies.

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