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The President

6.6
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Original title
Præsidenten (Praesidenten)
Year
Running time
84 min.
Country
Denmark Denmark
Director
Screenwriter
Carl Theodor Dreyer (Novel: Karl Emil Franzos)
Music
Silent Movie
Cinematography
Hans Vågø (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Nordisk Film
Genre
Drama | Silent Film
Synopsis / Plot
The judge in a Danish town sees his illegitimate daughter facing a trial for the murder of her newborn child, and is rather sure that she will be sentenced to death. She became pregnant from an aristocrat who didn't want to marry her. The same fate happened to her mother, although he wasn't allowed to marry because of a vow he had given to his father who had to marry under rank after the girl got pregnant. As expected the sentence for his daughter is death, he asks for a pardon, but this isn't granted although he is promoted. So he decides to free her and get her out of the country at all costs.
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