ORDET is a Danish movie directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer in 1955. The picture won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.
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The setting is the Jutland province in 1925. Henrik Malberg is the patriarch of the Borgen family. He lives with his three sons, his daughter-in-law and his two grandchildren in a farm. Very religious, Henrik has to cope with an agnostic son and another young son who, against his father's wish, wants to marry the daughter of a religious fundamentalist with intolerant religious beliefs. Johannes, the third son, who has studied theology has become insane, assuming he's Christ and having hallucinations.
Will the death of Inger, Henrik's daughter-in-law, who passes away while giving birth to a stillborn child, cause a general reconciliation or, on the contrary, accentuate irreconcilable differences ?
ORDET is a magnificent film about faith and tolerance that belongs to the category of the most important movies ever presented. Masterpiece.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler