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Benjamin Christensen

Häxan

91' - 1922 - Fantasy, Historical - Dialogue: Danish, Swedish
Director: Benjamin Christensen With: Maren Pedersen, Benjamin Christensen, Clara Pontoppidan
Part history lesson followed by re-enactments with actors, this film depicts the history of witchcraft from its earliest days through to the present day (in this case,1922 or thereabouts). The result is a documentary-like film that must be among the first to use re-enactments as a visual and narrative tool. From pagan worship to satanic rites to hysteria, the film takes you on a journey through the ages with highly effective visual sequences.

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Credits

Director

Benjamin Christensen

With

Maren Pedersen, Benjamin Christensen, Clara Pontoppidan

Scenario

Benjamin Christensen

Director of Photography

Johan Ankerstjerne

Editor

Edla Hansen

More information

Dialogue

Danish, Swedish

Countries of production

Denmark, Sweden

Year

1922

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