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Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages

7.6
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Original title
Häxan
Year
Running time
105 min.
Country
Denmark Denmark
Director
Screenwriter
Benjamin Christensen
Music
Incidental music: Launy Grøndahl, Emil Reesen (Silent movie)
Cinematography
Johan Ankerstjerne (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Denmark-Sweden; Aljosha Production Company / Svensk Filmindustri (SF)
Genre
Documentary. Horror | Silent Film. Witchcraft. Middle Ages
Synopsis / Plot
A historical view of witchcraft in seven parts and a variety of styles. First, there is a slide-show alternating inter-titles with drawings and paintings to illustrate the behavior of pagan cultures in the Middle Ages regarding their vision of demons and witches. Then there is a dramatization of the situation of the witches in the Middle Ages, witchcraft and witch-hunts. Finally the film compares the behavior of hysteria of contemporary (1921) women with the behavior of the witches in the Middle Ages, concluding that they are very similar.
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