Carl Theodor Dreyer

Film Director / Screenwriter | * 02/03/1889 († 79, 03/20/1968) | Copenhagen, Denmark
Carl Theodor Dreyer (Danish: [ˈkʰɑˀl ˈtsʰe̝ːotɒ ˈtʁɑjˀɐ]; 3 February 1889 – 20 March 1968), commonly known as Carl Th. Dreyer, was a Danish film director. His movies are noted for their emotional austerity and slow, stately pacing. Frequent themes that his films explore are unequal struggle of women and the innocent against repression and social intolerance, the inescapability of fate and death, the power of evil in earthly life. Dreyer is regarded by many critics and filmmakers as one of the greatest directors in cinema. His 1928 movie The Passion of Joan of Arc is considered to be one of the greatest movies of all time, renown for its cinematography and use of close-ups. It frequently appears on Sight & Sound's lists of the greatest films ever made, and in 2012's poll it was voted the 9th best film ever made by film critics and 37th by film directors. His other best known films include Michael (1924) Vampyr (1932), ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Documentaries | Romance / Love

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Movies with Carl Theodor Dreyer as Actor(8)

Movies with Carl Theodor Dreyer as Crew(58)

Writing/Writer1988 Medea
Crew/In Memory Of1972 Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen
Directing/Director1964 Gertrud
Writing/Writer1964 Gertrud
Directing/Director1955 A Castle Within a Castle
Writing/Writer1955 A Castle Within a Castle
Directing/Director1955 Ordet
Writing/Screenplay1955 Ordet
Production/Producer1955 Ordet
Directing/Director1950 Storstrøm Bridge
Directing/Director1949 Thorvaldsen
Directing/Director1948 They Caught the Ferry
Writing/Writer1948 They Caught the Ferry
Directing/Director1947 The Village Church
Writing/Screenplay1947 The Village Church
Production/Producer1947 The Village Church
Directing/Director1947 The Fight Against Cancer
Writing/Writer1947 The Fight Against Cancer
Directing/Director1946 Water from the Land
Directing/Director1945 Two People
Writing/Writer1945 Two People
Editing/Editor1945 Two People
Writing/Screenplay1943 Day of Wrath
Directing/Director1943 Day of Wrath
Production/Producer1943 Day of Wrath
Directing/Director1942 Good Mothers
Writing/Writer1942 Good Mothers
Directing/Director1932 Vampyr
Production/Producer1932 Vampyr
Writing/Screenplay1932 Vampyr
Directing/Director1928 The Passion of Joan of Arc
Writing/Screenplay1928 The Passion of Joan of Arc
Editing/Editor1928 The Passion of Joan of Arc
Crew/Title Graphics1928 The Passion of Joan of Arc
Directing/Director1926 The Bride of Glomdal
Writing/Writer1926 The Bride of Glomdal
Directing/Director1925 Master of the House
Writing/Writer1925 Master of the House
Editing/Editor1925 Master of the House
Art/Art Direction1925 Master of the House
Art/Set Decoration1925 Master of the House
Directing/Director1924 Michael
Writing/Adaptation1924 Michael
Writing/Screenplay1924 Michael
Directing/Director1922 Once Upon a Time
Writing/Writer1922 Once Upon a Time
Directing/Director1922 Love One Another
Writing/Writer1922 Love One Another
Directing/Director1920 The Parson's Widow
Writing/Adaptation1920 The Parson's Widow
Directing/Director1920 Leaves from Satan's Book
Directing/Director1919 The President
Writing/Screenplay1919 The President
Art/Art Direction1919 The President
Writing/Screenplay1917 Den mystiske selskabsdame
Writing/Writer1916 Secret of the Pavillions
Writing/Writer1915 Lay Down Your Arms!
Writing/Writer1915 Money

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Full Name: Carl Dreyer
Citizenship: Denmark
Born: Sunday, 02/03 1889 (February) in Copenhagen
Died: Wednesday, 03/20 1968 (March) in Copenhagen (aged: 79)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Ox)
Languages: Danish (DA)
Member of: American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Other names for Carl Theodor Dreyer (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Carl T. Dreyer"
"Carl Th. Dreyer"
"Carl-Th. Dreyer"
"Carl Dreyer"
Carl Theodor Dreyer frequently works together with these people:
Jørgen Roos (6x, Crew)
Jonas Mekas (6x, Crew)
Poul Schierbeck (4x, Crew)
Karl Mantzius (4x, Actor)
Lisbeth Movin (4x, Actress)
Johannes Meyer (3x, Actor)
Rudolph Maté (3x, Crew)
Carl Lauritzen (3x, Actor)
Preben Frank (3x, Crew)
Peter Nielsen (3x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:65610, Added: 05/23/2018, Last updated: 08/09/2020