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Ordet(Movie, 1955)

2h 5min | Genre: Drama
OrdetRating: 4.0/5 (with 82 votes)
Ordet (Danish pronunciation: [ˈoˀɐ̯ð̩], meaning "The Word" and originally released as The Word in English), is a 1955 Danish drama film, directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer. It is based on a play by Kaj Munk, a Danish Lutheran priest, first performed in 1932. The film won the Golden Lion at the 16th Venice International Film Festival, and was the only film by Dreyer to be both a critical and financial success. The film is now regarded by many critics as a masterpiece, admired particularly for its cinematography. ()
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Awards & Nominations for Ordet

Golden Lion Bodil Award for Best Danish Film

About Ordet

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.


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Trailer 1(Trailer, 2:25)

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Additional Information

Production country: Denmark
Plays in: Denmark
Original language: Danish (DA)
Spoken languages: Danish (DA)
Translated into 15 languages: Bulgarian (BG), Danish (DA), German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Korean (KO), Dutch (NL), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Swedish (SV), Turkish (TR), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 12/15/1957 (World premiere: 01/09/1955)
Film Editor: Edith Schlüssel
Director of Photography: Henning Bendtsen
Composer: Poul Schierbeck
Production Designer: Erik Aaes
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Словото"
"A Palavra"
"Das Wort"
"Ordet (La palabra)"
"Sana"
"La parole"
"Ige"
"Ordet - la parola"
"오데트"
"Slowo"
"A Palavra"
"Слово"
"Слово"
"The Word"
"Reč"
Color: Black & White (B/W)

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