Day of Wrath
Dir. Carl Theodor Dreyer (1943).
Dreyers other witch movie is stark and broodingan elemental tragedy not so far from a James M. Cain triangle, albeit set in a 17th century Danish village thats a miniature terror state run by church fathers. There are subtexts aplenty but the great thing about Day of Wrath is that its allegory is as free-floating as its moral accountings are ambiguous.
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