Friday, 14 October 2011

Film: ORDET



Ordet is a classic Danish film from 1955.

A farmers family is torn apart by faith, sanctity, and love — One child believes he is Jesus Christ, a second proclaims himself agnostic and the third falls in love with a Christian fundamentalist's daughter. An analysis of religious difference and the cultural effects of it, Ordt (The Word) is a challenge to simple facts and dogmatic orthodoxy. Layering multiple stories of faith and rebellion, Dryers adaptation of Kj Munk's play quietly builds towards a shattering, miraculous climax.
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