Ordet (12A)

Starring: Henrik Malberg, Emil Hass Christensen, Cay Kristiansen

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The Independent Culture

Miracles in movies tend to be a matter of whimsy or extreme mawkishness.

Carl Theodor Dreyer here deals with love, loss, grief and religious faith in such an earnest and heartfelt way that when the moment of redemption occurs, he defies you to scoff. You are likely to be moved by Ordet in a way that would be unthinkable if you watched the same events in a Disney film.