Leaves from Satan’s Book / Blade af Satans bog (1920) Carl Theodor Dreyer, Helge Nissen, Halvard Hoff, Jacob Texiere, Drama

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After seeing D. W. Griffith’s epic Intolerance, Denmark’s greatest director, Carl Theodor Dreyer (The Passion of Joan of Arc, Vampyr), was inspired to make his own four-episode historical epic with each story told end to end, anthology-style, linked by theme to the others. The unifying character, Satan, attempts to win God’s favor but is doomed to cheerless participation in dark episodes of human history: the temptation of Jesus, the Spanish Inquisition, the French Revolution and the Russo-Finnish war of 1918.

Few directors resisted compromise and convention the way Dreyer did; fortunately, the Nordisk Film Company was artistically progressive by Hollywood standards and agreed that this should be a prestige film made to the highest standards. More than two years in production, Dreyer not only directed but also controlled every facet of this ambitious production.

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Danish intertitles | DVDRip | MKV | 720×548 | AVC @ 1772 kb/s | 2.16 GB
Audio: AC-3 @ 192 kb/s | 2 channels | 02:37:02 minutes | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Drama

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