Day of Wrath movie plot

2022-04-06 08:01
The background of this film is a small town in Denmark in 1623. An old woman is accused of being a witch by the townspeople. The townspeople will strip this lewd monster naked and tie her to the execution ground, and then burn her alive. Before she died, the witch cursed the old priest who presided over the execution, saying that he would also have a good death. Annie, the young wife of the old pastor, witnessed this scene and was so shocked that she seemed to be living in the shadow of the witch's curse. In fact, Anne did not love the pastor, but fell in love with the pastor's son. One day, they couldn't help but fall in love. This incestuous love made Annie have bad thoughts, wishing her husband really died. Before long, the priest really died. At the funeral, the pastor's mother angrily accused Annie of being a "witch" who not only committed lewdness, but also murdered her husband by witchcraft. The crowd was so angry that the townspeople clamored to tie Annie up and burn her to death. Is this what the Bible refers to as a "day of wrath"? 
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  • Josefa 2022-04-21 09:03:52

    A film about religion and witchcraft, which can be seen as Dreyer's transformation from silent art to sound (vampires are silent). The characters' souls and the trial and burning scenes under the close-up shots are similar to those in "The Judgment of Joan of Arc", the light and shadow change, and the subject matter is mysterious like "Vampire". Dreyer's audiovisual language is rigorous, solemn and very beautiful. Truffaut called the nudity of the old witch's trial the most beautiful female nudity in film history. This statement is true

  • Nico 2022-04-06 08:01:02

    The externalization of light and shadow to express the psychology of the characters is the ultimate Dreyer's. This is what images should do, including montages. Maybe he is very suitable for adapting Dostoevsky.//I thought Dreyer was better at The mise-en-scene looks like he's a very good filmmaker//Religious thinking has a mystery and focus that philosophy can't reach//It's amazing how human nature is portrayed so vividly

Day of Wrath quotes

  • Rev. Absalon Pederssøn: Goodnight, Anne. Look into my eyes. Your wonderful eyes. So childlike. Pure and clear... Goodnight.

  • Martin: Anne, you're crying.

    Anne Pedersdotter: I see you through my tears.

    Martin: Tears that I wipe away.

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