About

In a Danish village in the early 1600s, a young woman named Anne, whose mother was thought to be a witch, develops sympathy toward an old woman, Marte, who is accused of witchcraft. The intervention of Anne's older but kindly husband, Pastor Absalon saved her mother -- but now, urged on by his overbearing mother, he refuses to help Marte. When Absalon's son returns home and is attracted to Anne, i...

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Directed by

Carl Theodor Dreyer

Written by

Carl Theodor Dreyer (Screenplay)
Mogens Skot-Hansen (Writer)
Paul La Cour (Writer)
Poul Knudsen (Writer)
Hans Wiers-Jenssen (Writer)

Runtime

97 minutes

Country

Denmark

Language

Danish

Tagline

A Drama of Fear and Superstition in the 20th Century

Cast

Keywords

pastor witchcraft 17th century denmark witch hunt

Lists

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