Day of Wrath* (Vreden's Dag)

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Day of Wrath* (Vreden's Dag)

  • 1943 ----- b & w ----- 96 min ----- vhs
  • (Directed by Carl Dreyer, based on the play Anne Pedersdotter by Wiers Jenson; with Thorkild Rose, Lisabeth Moven, Preben Lerdorff, Singrid Neeiendam, Anna Svierkier) In 1613 a young woman recently wed to an older pastor, wishes him dead, after his son returns from the sea and she falls in love with him. When the pastor does die, she is tried for witchcraft. Dreyer meticulously depicts seventeenth century Denmark and the mounting isolation and fear that eventually overcome the young woman and makes her believe that she is, indeed, guilty. (Donated by the Center for Western European Studies) (In Danish with English subtitles) (Restricted to use by institutions of learning within the State of Washington only)
  • Topics: (Europe, History: European, Motion Pictures: Features, Religions: Christian, Scandinavian Languages and Literature, Women Studies)