Vredens dag (1943)

97m, 93m (Germany), 94m (Argentina), 110 mins (USA)
35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, Danish

A Danish borderline fantasy film directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer.

Plot Summary

In a 17th-century village, while an old woman is tried and executed for , a young wife begins an affair with her husband's son. When her husband dies, she in turn is denounced as a witch.


Directed by: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Palladium Productions
Produced by: Carl Theodor Dreyer, Tage Nielsen
Script: Carl Theodor Dreyer, Poul Knudsen, Mogens Skot-Hansen
Play: Anne Pedersdotter by Hans Wiers-Jenssens
Director of Photography: Karl Andersson
Editors: Anne Marie Petersen, Edith Schlüssel
Music by: Poul Schierbeck
Hymns: Paul La Cour
Sound: Erik Rasmussen
Sound Assistants: Knud Kristensen, Ole Mørck
Costume Designers: Karl Sandt Jensen, Olga Thomsen
Art Director: Erik Aaes
Historical Consultant: Kai Uldall

Kirsten Andreasen
Sigurd Berg
Albert Høeberg
Harald Holst
Emanuel Jørgensen
Sophie Knudsen
Preben Lerdorff Rye
Lisbeth Movin
Preben Neergaard
Sigrid Neiiendam
Emilie Nielsen
Thorkild Roose
Hans Christian Sørensen
Anna Svierkier
Olaf Ussing
Dagmar Wildenbrück

Alternative Titles

Dan gnjeva – Croatian title
Day of Anger – US video title
Day of Wrath – US title
Dia de Cólera – Portuguese title
Dias de Ira – Brazilian title
Dies irae – Argentinean/French/Italian/Spanish title
Jour de colère – French title
Tag der Rache – West German title
Vihan päivä – Finnish title
Vredens dag – Swedish title


Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.113
by Walt Lee p.89 – credits

Other sources
BFI Southbank Guide August 2017 p.42 – illustrated listing
BFI Southbank Guide August 2019 p.38 – illustrated listing