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Day of Wrath
Directed by Carl Th. Dreyer • 1943 • Denmark
Starring Thorkild Roose, Lisbeth Movin, Sigrid Neiiendam
Filmed during the Nazi occupation of Denmark, Carl Dreyer’s DAY OF WRATH (VREDENS DAG) is a harrowing account of individual helplessness in the face of growing social repression and paranoia. Anna, the young second wife of a well-respected but much older pastor, falls in love with her stepson when he returns to their small seventeenth-century village. Stepping outside the bounds of the village’s harsh moral code has disastrous results. Exquisitely photographed and passionately acted, DAY OF WRATH remains an intense, unforgettable experience.