Day of Wrath


Dir. Carl Theodor Dreyer (1943).
Dreyer’s other witch movie is stark and brooding—an elemental tragedy not so far from a James M. Cain triangle, albeit set in a 17th century Danish village that’s 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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