Ordet / The Word (1955) [The Criterion Collection]
DVDRip | MKV/AVC x264 ~1793 kbps avg | 2Hr 06Mins | 23.976 fps | 704x480 | 1.75 GB
Audio: Danish | AC3 1 Ch 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Fantasy | Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer
How do we understand faith and prayer, and what of miracles? August 1925 on a Danish farm. Widowed Patriarch Borgen, who's rather prominent in his community, has three sons: Mikkel, a good-hearted agnostic whose wife Inger is pregnant, Johannes, who believes he is Jesus, and Anders, young, slight, in love with the tailor's daughter. The fundamentalist sect of the girl's father is anathema to Borgen's traditional Lutheranism; he opposes the marriage until the tailor forbids it, then Borgen's pride demands that it happen. Unexpectedly, Inger, who is the family's sweetness and light, has problems with her pregnancy. The rational doctor arrives, and a long night brings sharp focus to at least four views of faith.