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Ordet (1955)

15 12/15/1957 (US) Drama 2h 5m
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The three sons of devout Danish farmer Morten have widely disparate religious beliefs. Youngest son Anders shares his father's religion, but eldest son Mikkel has lost his faith, while middle child Johannes has become delusional and proclaims that he is Jesus Christ himself. When Mikkel's wife, Inger goes into a difficult childbirth, everyone's beliefs are put to the test.

  1. Carl Theodor Dreyer

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Kaj Munk


Top Billed Cast

  1. Henrik Malberg

    Henrik Malberg

    Morten Borgen (uncredited)

  2. Birgitte Federspiel

    Birgitte Federspiel

    Inger Borgen (uncredited)

  3. Emil Hass Christensen

    Emil Hass Christensen

    Mikkel Borgen (uncredited)

  4. Preben Lerdorff Rye

    Preben Lerdorff Rye

    Johannes Borgen (uncredited)

  5. Cay Kristiansen

    Cay Kristiansen

    Anders Borgen (uncredited)

  6. Ejner Federspiel

    Ejner Federspiel

    Peter Petersen (uncredited)

  7. Gerda Nielsen

    Anne Petersen (uncredited)

  8. Sylvia Eckhausen

    Kirstin Petersen (uncredited)

  9. Ann Elisabeth Groth

    Maren Borgen (uncredited)

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Original Language Danish

Budget -

Revenue -


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