Häxan

(1922)

Overview

Grave robbing, torture, possessed nuns, and a satanic Sabbath: Benjamin Christensen's legendary film uses a series of dramatic vignettes to explore the scientific hypothesis that the witches of the Middle Ages suffered the same hysteria as turn-of-the-century psychiatric patients. But the film itself is far from serious-- instead it's a witches' brew of the scary, gross, and darkly humorous.

  1. Benjamin Christensen

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Maren Pedersen

    The Witch

  2. Elith Pio

    Elith Pio

    The Young Monk

  3. Oscar Stribolt

    The Fat Monk

  4. Clara Pontoppidan

    Clara Pontoppidan

    The Nun

  5. Tora Teje

    Tora Teje

    The Modern Hysteric and Kleptomaniac

Full Cast & Crew

Häxan
Häxan

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Status Released

Release Information

  • May 27, 1929
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language Swedish

Runtime 1h 44m

Budget -

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100

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