In a 17th-century Danish village, an old woman is accused of witchcraft. In the shadow of her flight, capture, confession, and burning at the stake, the young wife of the town's aging pastor falls in love with the pastor's son. Her confession of this illicit affair to her husband brings on her husband's death. At the funeral the pastor's mother denounces the young widow as a witch. Will the widow's lover come to her defense, or has the day of wrath returned?
A Strange Love Story - Told With Startling Frankness by Carl Dreyer, world-famous director.
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There was a gap of eleven years between this film and Dreyer's last feature, being Vampyr in 1932. See more
When Absalon converses with Laurentius on his death bed, a microphone is visible at the top of the frame. See more
Rev. Absalon Pederssøn
When I see those two together, I feel for the first time how old I am... And how young she is. It is good Martin came home. I will join them and be young with the young.
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