Ordet Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 1330

Average Rating: 3.1/4

# of Ratings: 21

Theatrical Release Date: 12/15/1957

Language: Danish

Genre: Drama

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer

Actors: Sylvia Eckhausen, Emil Hass Christensen, Ejner Federspiel, Gerda Nielsen, Cay Kristiansen, Henrik Malberg

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mitchellyoung - wrote on 01/19/2012

What begins as a simple film becomes an evocative redemption story of regaining faith. The stark black and white photography and simple sets allows the focus to fall on the emotional acting (which has always been Dreyer's skill) and theology-laden script. A thinker, for sure.

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fake_username - wrote on 03/22/2008

One of the most perfectly crafted and contemplative religious films of all time. A emotionally powerful masterpiece, better than Passion of Joan of Arc even.

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Allison - wrote on 03/19/2008

Amazing movie with an ending to end all endings. I mean the ending is ok.

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SteelCity99 - wrote on 04/28/2018

Interesting how directors like Angelopoulos and Tarkovsky are often credited as the auteurs that influenced Béla Tarr when, ironically, Ordet is an unparalleled masterpiece of insightful religion discussion set in times of intolerance and lack of faith. Also, it surpasses any Tarr project (perhaps except for Sátántangó). This is not necessarily an attack towards religious people, but rather it questions directly, in an ethereal manner, the true motivations behind those that carry an emotionless life and make up their inner void with banalities and materialistic illusions. Moral of the film (only true Christians will understand the implications of the ending): Jesus Christ brought to us the greatest gift He could ever offer to mankind, and He resides in the heart of those who accept …

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