Vredens Dag (1943, DEN) B&W-110m. *** D: Carl Theodor Dreyer. Starring Thorkild Roose, Lisbeth Movin, Preben Lerdorff Rye, Anna Svierkier, Sigrid Neiiendam. Heavy-going drama set in the 17th century about the repercussions of a curse uttered by a woman wrongly accused of witchcraft. Priest Roose, who once saved a woman from being burned because he wanted to marry her daughter, feels pangs of conscience and is soon confronted with his much younger wife's infatuation with his own son. Stagy, but excellent photography by Karl Andersson recalls the works of 1920s expressionism. English titles: DAY OF ANGER, DAY OF WRATH.

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