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Day of Wrath ()

Vredens dag (original title)
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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.

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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kirsten Andreasen ...
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Sigurd Berg ...
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Harald Holst ...
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The Bishop (uncredited)
Emanuel Jørgensen ...
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Sophie Knudsen ...
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Preben Lerdorff Rye ...
Martin (Absalon's son from first marriage) (uncredited)
Lisbeth Movin ...
Anne Pedersdotter (Absalon's second wife) (uncredited)
Preben Neergaard ...
Degn (uncredited)
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Merete (Absalon's mother) (uncredited)
Emilie Nielsen ...
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Thorkild Roose ...
Rev. Absalon Pederssøn (uncredited)
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Herlofs Marte (uncredited)
Hans Christian Sørensen ...
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Olaf Ussing ...
Laurentius (uncredited)
Dagmar Wildenbrück ...
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Directed by

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Carl Theodor Dreyer

Written by

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Carl Theodor Dreyer ... () (uncredited)
 
Poul Knudsen ... () (uncredited)
 
Paul La Cour ... (hymns) (uncredited)
 
Mogens Skot-Hansen ... () (uncredited)
 
Hans Wiers-Jenssen ... (play "Anne Pedersdotter") (uncredited)

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Carl Theodor Dreyer ... producer (uncredited)
Tage Nielsen ... producer (uncredited)

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Poul Schierbeck ... (uncredited)

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Karl Andersson ... (uncredited)

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Anne Marie Petersen ... (uncredited)
Edith Schlüssel ... (uncredited)

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Erik Aaes ... (uncredited)

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Lis Fribert

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Karl Sandt Jensen ... (uncredited)
Olga Thomsen ... (uncredited)

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Knud Kristensen ... sound assistant (uncredited)
Ole Mørck ... sound assistant (uncredited)
Erik Rasmussen ... sound (uncredited)

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Kai Uldall ... historical consultant (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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? Written by

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Taglines A Strange Love Story - Told With Startling Frankness by Carl Dreyer, world-famous director. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Day of Wrath (World-wide, English title)
  • Day of Wrath (United States)
  • Day of Wrath (United Kingdom)
  • Jour de colère (France)
  • Dies irae (France)
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Trivia Though the film is outwardly a chronicle of a religious witch-hunt, it contained many subtler comparisons to the behavior of the Nazis (torture and questioning) and Carl Theodor Dreyer fled Denmark for Sweden where he remained until the war was over. See more »
Goofs The film is set in 1623. But at the back of the main room, where much of the action takes place, is a large wooden chest with a Latin inscription, mostly legible: "[Quae?] parum novit nemo docere potest 1639." See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Eventyret om dansk film 9: Lyspunkter under besættelsen - 1941-1944 (1996). See more »
Quotes Anne Pedersdotter: I see through my tears, but no one comes to wipe them away.
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