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Ordet (1943)

A drama about mental disease, faith and doubt.

Director:

Gustaf Molander

Writers:

Kaj Munk (play), Rune Lindström
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Victor Sjöström ... Knut Borg Sr.
Holger Löwenadler ... Knut
Rune Lindström ... Johannes
Stig Olin ... Anders
Wanda Rothgardt ... Inger
Gunn Wållgren ... Kristina
Inga Landgré ... Ester
Ludde Gentzel ... Petter
Torsten Hillberg ... Dr. Bergman
Olle Hilding Olle Hilding ... Brandeus
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A drama about mental disease, faith and doubt.

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Drama

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

26 December 1943 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

The Word See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A very Slow Paced Film but Excellent Moral Story
3 August 2005 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

This black and white picture was filmed while Denmark was occupied by the Nazi in World War II. This film clearly shows the simple living conditions with a family who has a mentally disturbed son who thinks he is Jesus Christ and goes around quoting Bible scripture and is able to tell tragic situations that seem to face the family long before they happen. The acting was very well performed by all the actors and the director of the film showed his great talent in portraying deep facts about LIFE & DEATH and what LIFE is all about, which we all eventually face in the course of our lives on earth, sooner or later. You have to have a great deal of patience with this film, as it is very slow paced and very long and drawn out. Try to view the picture to the very End.


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