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Ordet (The Word)

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Original title
Ordet aka
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  • Ordet
Year
Running time
125 min.
Country
Denmark Denmark
Director
Screenwriter
Carl Theodor Dreyer. Play: Kaj Munk
Music
Paul Schierbeck
Cinematography
Henning Bendtsen (B&W)
Cast
Producer
Palladium Films
Genre
Drama | Religion. 1920s. Small Town Life (Non-North American). Remake. Cult Movie
Synopsis
In a conservative, super-pious Danish town, the widower Morten Borgen -- the father of three boys -- cuts against the grain of the community with his constant heretical doubt. One of his sons, Mikkel Borgen, is entangled in an interfaith romance with a fundamentalist's daughter, while the second, Anders Borgen, is an agnostic, and the third, Johannes Borgen believes that he actually is Jesus Christ -- a conviction ridiculed by almost everyone as pure insanity.
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Awards
1955: Golden Globes: Best Foreign Picture
1955: Venice: Golden Lion - Best Film
1957: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
1957: National Board of Review: Top Best Foreign Language Films
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