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Holger-Madsen

Mod lyset (Towards the Light)

55' - 1919 - Drama
Director: Holger-Madsen With: Asta Nielsen, Augusta Blad, Frederik Jacobsen
Asta Nielsen plays an alluring and coquettish society lady who marries for love, only to be instantly and tragically disappointed. She subsequently becomes infatuated with a saintly evangelist. She tries to tempt him, but he resists her, and she ends up converting and becoming a white-gowned evangelist herself. A film of many striking effects, particularly in its use of symbolic inserts, which are fascinating to see. It is highly entertaining, with a spectacular fire that ravages the evangelist’s island colony.

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Credits

Director

Holger-Madsen

With

Asta Nielsen, Augusta Blad, Frederik Jacobsen

Scenario

Holger-Madsen

Director of Photography

Sophus Wangøe

More information

Countries of production

Denmark, Germany

Year

1919

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