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THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC

by Carl Theodor Dreyer

synopsis

Giovanna is taken to the Inquisition court. . After the accusation of blasphemy continues to pray in ecstasy . A friar thinks that Giovanna is a saint, but is taken away by the soldiers. Giovanna sees a cross in the shadow and feels comforted. She is not considered a daughter of God but a daughter of the devil and is sentenced to torture. Giovanna D 'Arco says that even if she dies she will not deny anything. The eyes are twisted by terror in front of the torture wheel and faint. Giovanna is taken to a bed where they are bleeding. Giovanna feels that she is about to die and asks to be buried in a consecrated area. Giovanna burns at the stake while devoted ladies cry.

international title: The Passion of Joan of Arc
original title: La passion de Jeanne d'Arc
country: France
year: 1928
genre: fiction
directed by: Carl Theodor Dreyer
film run: 110'
release date: DK 21/04/1928, FR 25/10/1928, DE 1928, IT 18/01/1929, PT 18/03/1929, NL 09/11/1929, UK 06/01/1930, SE 09/05/1932, PL 23/05/1956, FI 25/03/1967, TR 12/04/2009, ES 15/03/2011
screenplay: Joseph Delteil, Carl Theodor Dreyer
cast: Maria Falconetti, Eugene Silvain, André Berley
cinematography by: Rudolph Maté
costumes designer: Valentine Hugo

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