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Carl Theodor Dreyer: Day of Wrath (Criterion Collection - Disc 1 of 4) (1943)
Starring: Owe Baard, Emil Hass Christensen, Sylvia Eckhausen, Birgitte Federspiel, Ejnar Federspiel, Abert Hoeberg, Cay Kristiansen, Henrik Malberg, Lisbeth Movin, Sigrid Neiiendam, Gerda Nielsen, Ebbe Rode, Nina Pens Rode
Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Category: Avant Garde, Foreign, Classics
Studio: Criterion
97 mins



New Digital Transfer.

Filmed during the Nazi occupation of Denmark, Carl Dreyer's Day of Wrath is a harrowing account of individual helplessness in the face of growing social repression and paranoia.

Anna, the young second wife of a well-respected but much older pastor, falls in love with his son when he returns to their small 17th century village. Stepping outside the bounds of the village's harsh moral code has disastrous results: Anna faces the stake, accused of witchcraft. Exquisitely photographed and passionately acted, Day Of Wrath remains an intense, unforgettable experience.