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A.k.a.
The Word
Year
1955
Runtime
126 min.
Director
Carl Theodor Dreyer
Genres
Drama, Fantasy
Rating *
8.2
Votes *
10,103
Checks
3,220
Favs
543
Dislikes
37
Favs/checks
16.9% (1:6)
Favs/dislikes
15:1
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  1. johnnyg's avatar

    johnnyg

    They sure do love their coffee 6 years 10 months ago
  2. dombrewer's avatar

    dombrewer

    I think "Passion of Joan of Arc" is one of the greatest films ever made and have been watching the rest of Dreyer's films in order and have found personally they haven't matched up to what he achieved in 1929. "Ordet" is widely considered to be his masterpiece, but as much as I appreciated the mastery of his direction and the never less than fascinating characters it left me cold. Yes, the end is affecting, but the message is hard to swallow, even glibly disrespectful, if you are not religious. "Ordet" seems to be a direct challenge to those of no or little faith and though it's easy to admire I found it impossible to love. 6 years 9 months ago
  3. Dolwphin's avatar

    Dolwphin

    This year's story lines: - Was that ... a love affair? - No, no ... it was Søren Kierkegaard. Wonderful tight stylized acting, my annual quota mongo-Danish and a shitload of Danish coffee drinking was undeniably positive. But it can not overshadow the fact that there were a bunch of Danes who discussed jesus most of the time. 4 years 6 months ago
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  6. This movie ranks #28 in Fantasy
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  13. This movie ranks #198 in UNESCO's Memory of the World: National Cinematic Heritage
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