Ordet (The Word) (12A)



Drama (1955)
125mins Den

Starring: Henrik Malberg, Emil Hass Christensen, Birgitte Federspiel, Preben Lerdorff Rye, Cay Kristiansen
Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer, Carl Dreyer
Writer(s): Carl Theodor Dreyer
Listings: London | Rest of UK and Ireland

Well-respected and religious patriarch Morten Borgen presides over his family in rural Denmark. The old man has three sons, who are all at crossroads. Eldest boy Mikkel is excitedly looking forward to the birth of his first child with his wife Inger. Middle child Johannes believes he is Jesus Christ while youngest son Anders pines for a girl who belongs to a religious sect. As the members of the Borgen family search for peace and understanding, tragedy threatens to tear them apart.

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