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The End of the World (1916)

Verdens Undergang (original title)
A comet, passing by Earth, causes rioting, social unrest, and major disasters that destroy the world.

Director:

August Blom

Writer:

Otto Rung
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Cast overview:
Olaf Fønss Olaf Fønss ... Frank Stoll - Mine Owner
Carl Lauritzen Carl Lauritzen ... Mineformand / Mine Forman West
Ebba Thomsen ... Dina West
Johanne Fritz-Petersen Johanne Fritz-Petersen ... Edith West
Thorleif Lund Thorleif Lund ... Minearbejder / Worker Flint
Alf Blütecher Alf Blütecher ... Styrmand / Ship's Mate Reymers
Frederik Jacobsen Frederik Jacobsen ... Den vandrende Prædikant / The Wandering Preacher
K. Zimmerman K. Zimmerman ... Professor Wissmann
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A comet, passing by Earth, causes rioting, social unrest, and major disasters that destroy the world.

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Country:

Denmark

Release Date:

1 April 1916 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

The End of the World See more »

Filming Locations:

Höganäs, Skåne län, Sweden See more »

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Production Co:

Nordisk Film See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Danish Sci-fi Classic
15 June 2011 | by IPreferEvidenceSee all my reviews

It was good. Now I'll just have to watch Himmelskibet (A Trip to Mars).

Basically the story is very simple. Some scientists notice a comet that is going to hit the earth and they release this information and it causes a panic. The main focus of the film is not the event of "the end of the world" itself but how the people cope with that. It is very much a drama with scientific speculative fiction on the background.

Overall the film was nicely paced, not too long although it stayed in some places a bit too long for no good reason and acting was solid. The story was also quite interesting although slightly predictable and I enjoyed it. It also has a pretty uplifting ending.


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