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Follows the lives of the Borgen family, as they deal with inner conflict, as well as religious conflict with each other, and the rest of the town.

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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hanne Aagesen ...
Karen (uncredited)
Kirsten Andreasen ...
(uncredited)
Sylvia Eckhausen ...
Kirstin Petersen (uncredited)
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Inger Borgen (uncredited)
Ejner Federspiel ...
Peter Petersen (uncredited)
Ann Elisabeth Groth ...
Maren Borgen (uncredited)
Emil Hass Christensen ...
Mikkel Borgen (uncredited)
Cay Kristiansen ...
Anders Borgen (uncredited)
Preben Lerdorff Rye ...
Johannes Borgen (uncredited)
Henrik Malberg ...
Morten Borgen (uncredited)
Gerda Nielsen ...
Anne Petersen (uncredited)
Ove Rud ...
Pastor (uncredited)
Susanne Rud ...
Lilleinger Borgen (uncredited)
Henry Skjær ...
The Doctor (uncredited)
Edith Trane ...
Mette Maren (uncredited)

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Carl Theodor Dreyer

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Kaj Munk ... (play)
 
Carl Theodor Dreyer ... () (uncredited)

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

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Poul Schierbeck ... (uncredited)

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Henning Bendtsen ... (uncredited)

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Edith Schlüssel ... (uncredited)

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Erik Aaes ... (uncredited)

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N. Sandt Jensen ... (uncredited)

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Roma Jensen ... makeup artist (uncredited)

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Jesper Gottschalch ... assistant director (uncredited)
Karen Petersen ... assistant director (uncredited)

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Knud Kristensen ... sound (uncredited)
Kaj Gram Larsen ... sound assistant (uncredited)
Henning Møller ... sound assistant (uncredited)

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Helge Bille ... electrician (uncredited)
John Carlsen ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Bruno Fuglsang ... electrician (uncredited)
Lauritz Fuglsang ... electrician (uncredited)
Ove Hansen ... gaffer (uncredited)
Viggo Staal ... electrician (uncredited)
Erik Wittrup Willumsen ... assistant camera (uncredited)

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Emil Reesen ... conductor (uncredited)
Sylvia Schierbeck ... vocal instructor (uncredited)

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Sven Poulsen ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

How do we understand faith and prayer, and what of miracles? August 1925 on a Danish farm. Widowed Patriarch Borgen, who's rather prominent in his community, has three sons: Mikkel, a good-hearted agnostic whose wife Inger is pregnant, Johannes, who believes he is Jesus, and Anders, young, slight, in love with the tailor's daughter. The fundamentalist sect of the girl's father is anathema to Borgen's traditional Lutheranism; he opposes the marriage until the tailor forbids it, then Borgen's pride demands that it happen. Unexpectedly, Inger, who is the family's sweetness and light, has problems with her pregnancy. The rational doctor arrives, and a long night brings sharp focus to at least four views of faith. Written by

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Also Known As
  • The Word (United States)
  • La parole (France)
  • Ordet (La palabra) (Spain)
  • Słowo (Poland)
  • Слово (Soviet Union, Russian title)
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  • 126 min
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Trivia The actress who plays Inger, had the audio of herself in labor and it was used during the difficult birth scene in the movie. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Une histoire seule (1989). See more »
Quotes Morten Borgen: I can't stand your undertaker faces.
Peter Petersen: Yes, I've heard that before. No, you, you have the bright, happy Christianity, while we, we are the dark of soul and undertakers. But since you are one of the bright and happy Christians, why do you always look so miserable when one meets you? I feel so free and glad, because I know there is a place waiting for me in heaven.
Morten Borgen: And the rest of us, all the rest of us, we go straight down to hell to eternal torments, don't we? Yes, that's what you think, isn't it?
Peter Petersen: Yes. Words, words, you have them all right.
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