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Gertrud Movie Review Summary

Actors: Nina Pens Rode, Ebbe Rode, Bendt Rothe

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GERTRUD is a movie cowritten and directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer in 1964.
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Bored by her life with her would be minister husband, Gertrud decides to leave him. She begins a love affair with the pianist Erland Jansson but the young man is afraid of Gertrud's ideas about love and prefers not to go on with this relationship. Gertrud's first love, the poet Gabriel Lidman, hasn't forgotten the young woman but is rejected by her. Gertrud's standards are too high because she gives herself up totally to love and expects the same from her partner.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Married, fooling around?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   artist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Scandinavian

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Scandinavia Misc setting    -   theater

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Is this movie based on a    -   play

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