Ordet (1955)

Denmark,
126m
35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, Danish

A Danish fantasy film directed by an uncredited Carl Th. Dreyer.

Plot Summary

A village is thrown into disarray when a young girl is returned from the dead.

Credits

Crew
Director: Carl Th. Dreyer
Palladium (Copenhagen)
Producer: Erik Nielsen
Screenplay: Carl Th. Dreyer
Script Collaborators: Jesper Gottschalch, Karen Petersen
Based on the play ‘Ordet' by: Kaj Munk
Director of Photography: Henning Bendtsen
Editor: Edith Schlüssel
Music: Poul Schierbeck
Sound: Knud Kristensen
Costumes: N. Sandt Jensen
Art Director: Erik Aaes

Cast
Henrik Malberg [Morten Borgen]
Emil Hass Christensen [Mikkel Borgen, Morten's son]
Preben Lerdorff Rye [Johannes Borgen, Morten's son]
Cay Kristiansen [Anders Borgen, Morten's son]
Birgitte Federspiel [Inger Borgen, Mikkel's wife]
Ann Elisabeth [Maren Borgen, Mikkel's daughter]
Susanne [Lilleinger, Mikkel's daughter]
Ejner Federspiel [Peter, the tailor]
Sylvia Eckhausen [Kristine, Peter's wife]
Gerda Nielsen [Anne, Peter & Kristine's daughter]
Henry Skjær [the doctor]
Ove Rud [the pastor]
Hanne Aagesen [Karen, the servant]
Edith Thrane [Mette Maren]
Kirsten Andreasen

Alternative Titles

Ige – Hungarian title
O logos – Greek title
Ordet – La parola – Italian title
Ordet (La palabra) – Spanish title
La palabra – Uruguayan title
A Palavra – Brazilian title
A Palavra – Portuguese title
La parole – French title
Reč – Serbian Yugoslavian title
Sana – Finnish title
Slowo – Polish title
The Word – US title
Das Wort – West German title
Слово – Russian title
Словото – Bulgarian title

See also
Ordet (1943)
Ordet (1962)

References

Books

Other sources

  • BFI Southbank Guide December 2019 p.37 – illustrated listing