Carl Theodor Dreyer

Carl Theodor Dreyer

Date of Birth: 03 Feb 1889

Country: Denmark

Biography: Considered by many to be one of history's greatest directors, Denmark's Carl Theodor Dreyer is most well known for 1932's The Passion of Joan of Arc. His beautifully-shot films tend to concentrate on the human condition, and stand out for their simplicity and intelligence.

Total Credits at Criticker: 2 (Actor), 22 (Director), 25 (Writer)

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    Medea
    Medea (1988) - TV Movie
    A shocking look into the disturbed mind of a woman who has been scorned and left. Medea's revenge is horrible but never unbelievable. She does what every sane person would do, when deprived of all that she loves.
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    Gertrud
    In the elegant world of artists and musicians, Gertrud ends her marriage to Gustav and takes a lover, the composer Erland Jansson (imdb)
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    Noget om Norden
    Noget om Norden (1956) - Short Film
    A short animation on Scandinavian countries.
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    Ordet
    It is set among the peasants in West Jutland, and poses the question of whether miracles are possible (kirjasto.sci.fi)
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    The Castle Within the Castle
    The castle of Krogen, built c. 1420, is inside the later castle of Kronborg. Reconstruction of Kronborg gave a chance to study early castles. Models of both are shown. (ftvdb.bfi.org.uk)
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    Storstrømsbroen
    A short documentary on Storstom Bridge in Denmark.
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    Thorvaldsen
    Thorvaldsen (1949) - Short Film
    Short about the famous Danish sculptor
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    They Caught the Ferry
    This short movie is meant as a propaganda against fast driving. In 1948 there where no speed limits in Denmark (and only few motor vehicles) but it began to be a problem. The movie tells about a young couple driving on a motorbike to reach the ferry. But death is out after them, as a truck driver on the road. The question is if they will make the ferry, have an appointment with death or both? (imdb)
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    Kampen mod kræften
    A Danish PSA urging people to see the doctor before it's too late to cure their cancer.
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    Landsbykirken
    Landsbykirken (1947) - Short Film
    The history of Danish country church architecture is told by showing scenes of how the church was used by the congregation, beginning with the celebration of mass in a small and simple wooden church 800 years ago, and ending with the congregation singing in a village church of to-day. (MUBI)
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    De gamle
    De gamle (1947) - Short Film
    he laws governing old age pensions in Denmark have recently been consolidated, and the rates of pensions improved. The film opens with visits to typical old age pensioners living independently. We pay a visit to a typical block of low-rent flats, built specially for old people who can care for themselves. Special places are provided for those who can no longer live alone without attention.
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    Vandet på landet
    Documentary with didactic purposes that warns of water pollution in rural environments and how germs can affect the people who work in the field. (imdb)
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    Två människor
    Two People is set in contemporary Stockholm. From a montage of newspaper headlines and close-ups of chemical instruments we learn that a young researcher, Arne Lundell, has been accused of plagiarising an older rival, Professor Sander. The rest of the film takes place in Lundell's apartment; he and his wife, Marianne, are the only characters. (carlthdreyer.dk)
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    Day of Wrath
    In a 17th-century Danish village, an old woman is accused of witchcraft. In the shadow of her flight, capture, confession, and burning at the stake, the young wife of the town's aging pastor falls in love with the pastor's son (imdb)
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    Mødrehjælpen
    Mødrehjælpen (1942) - Short Film
    Danish PSA about the Mothers' Aid institution, a service that helps mothers and potential mothers cope with problems they may run into mothering.
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    Vampyr
    Young traveller Allan Gray arrives in a remote castle and starts seeing weird, inexplicable sights (a man whose shadow has a life of its own) (imdb)
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    The Passion of Joan of Arc
    The sufferings of a martyr, Jeanne D'Arc (1412-1431). Jeanne appears in court where Cauchon questions her and d'Estivet spits on her... (imdb)
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    The Bride of Glomdal
    Sweeping lyricism infuses the whole of "Glomdalsbruden", which Dreyer made in Norway. Tore, son of a poor farmer, loves Berit, daughter of a rich one, but she is promised to another man whom she does not love and whom she refuses to marry. (www.nfi.no)
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    Master of the House
    A spare, compassionate, and astute social satire on domesticity, gender roles, and subservience.
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    Once Upon a Time
    A Danish prince who, much through stratagem, tames a rebellious princess into loving, marrying and obeying him. (imdb)
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    Die Gezeichneten
    "Die Gezeichneten" was the fourth film directed by the Danish Carl Theodor Dreyer in the silent year of 1922; it is not a well-known film but has survived in different prints in four different silent archives around the silent world. The film was a German production and had the participation of many international actors although Dreyer preferred Russian actors for the main characters of the film because he thought that they were better than the German actors. (imdb)
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    The Parson\
    Story of a young graduate of divinity who is forced to marry an old parson's widow to obtain the living she held from her dead husband (bfi.org.uk)
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    The President
    The judge in a Danish town sees his illegitimate daughter facing a trial for the murder of her newborn child... (imdb)
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    Pavilionens hemmelighed
    A Danish crime film which Carl Theodor Dreyer worked on as a writer.
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    Ned Med Vaabnene
    An upperclass war widow marries again. The new husband is also an officer, and soon he has to go to the next war. At the outbreak, she's the only one who does not cheer about it. And the terrors of war soon bring almost all of her friends and relatives, among them generals and high government officials to the same conclusion: War does not pay. (imdb)
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    Dr. Cook, nordpolens opdager
    Clips of the explorer Dr. Frederick Albert Cook.
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