Once Upon a Time / Der var engang (1922) Carl Theodor Dreyer, Clara Pontoppidan, Svend Methling, Peter Jerndorff, Drama, Family, Fantasy

Once upon a Time (a.k.a. Der var engang) is an atypical film for the Danish filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer, a departure from his more usual realistic dramas into the realm of fantasy and fairytale.

It was the only film that Dreyer made for the independent film producer Sophus Madsen, a Danish film enthusiast whose only other production was Laurids Skands’s all but forgotten Livets Karneval (1923). The film was adapted from a play by Holger Drachmann, written in 1885, that was itself based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale Svinedrengen and Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.





Danish and English intertitles | DVDRip | MKV | 716×552 | AVC @ 2268 kb/s | 1.48 GB
Audio: AC-3 @ 192 kb/s | 2 channels | 01:26:05 minutes
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy

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