Day of wrath

Day of wrath

DVD - 2001 | Danish
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Set in the seventeenth century, this is the story of Anne, a young wife who is revolted when her husband, an elderly pastor, has an old woman burned at the stake as a witch. She tells her husband that she and his son are in love and that she wishes him dead. The pastor then dies of a stroke and Anna is accused of killing him by witchcraft. Deserted by the cowardly son and reviled by the pastor's shrewish mother, Anne is offered an opportunity to take the oath swearing she did not kill her husband. She seems to become what she is accused of being and in a strange ending refuses to take the oath.
Publisher: [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, c2001
ISBN: 9780780024267
Branch Call Number: DAN 791.4372 D274d
Language Note: In Danish with optional English subtitles
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (97 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Also known as: Day of anger


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Nov 01, 2017

Danish director Carl Theodor Dreyer's 1943 masterpiece begins as a film about seventeenth-century witch hunts in Northern Europe, but it's really a psychological thriller about the pull of evil on weak souls.

kurasawa1 Aug 10, 2012

Extraordinary - no missteps, illuminating, reverberating ending

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