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The Face of Truth (1951)

Det sande ansigt (original title)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lau Lauritzen Lau Lauritzen ... Arkitekten Troels Rolff
Johannes Meyer Johannes Meyer ... Arkitektens onkel, Pastor Mikael Rolff
Lisbeth Movin Lisbeth Movin ... Redaktørens datter frk. Sonja
Ib Schønberg ... Redaktøren
Grethe Thordahl Grethe Thordahl ... Arkitektens hustru
Oluf Bang Oluf Bang ... Arkitektens far, Anders Rolff
Jørn Jeppesen Jørn Jeppesen ... Kriminalassistent
Agnes Phister-Andresen Agnes Phister-Andresen
Einar Juhl Einar Juhl ... Arkitektents chef
Emil Hass Christensen Emil Hass Christensen
Jakob Nielsen Jakob Nielsen
Else Albeck Else Albeck
Poul Müller Poul Müller ... Arkitektents kollega
Louis Miehe-Renard Louis Miehe-Renard ... Journalist
Carl Heger Carl Heger ... Arkitektents kollega


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Crime | Drama







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21 August 1951 (Denmark) See more »

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ASA Film See more »
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1.37 : 1
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An innocent man accused of a dreadful crime learns about humility.
11 November 2000 | by ravn-3See all my reviews

Accused of a dreadful crime, the rape and murder of a small girl, the architect Troels Rolff sees all the world turn against him. As more and more pressure is brought to bear, only his wife and his uncle, a pastor, stand by him. In an intense denouement, he is exonerated - but taken to task by his uncle. The message of all this horror, the uncle says, is that such acts are possible for anyone to commit. The capacity to commit awful crimes is resident in all of us - and the architect is no different. The only good thing to have come of it, the pastor judges, is that the architect has been taught a lesson in humility. An excellent film, with a bit of unevenness in the acting and dialogue, but with an intense, Kafkaesque atmosphere that is unusual and captivating (especially for a Danish film from this period). Highly recommended.

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