Carl Th. Dreyer, Denmark, 1964

111 min.DK/Feature

The story of a great woman, the passionate Gertrud, a former well-known singer, now married to an eminent lawyer. After having been married af few years, Gertrud realizes that career means much more to her husband than his love for her. Gertrud, for whom love is life itself, has fallen in love with a young artist, a musician, and now that she finally has taken the decision to leave her husband, she is given the choice to go to her new, young lover or to her former lover, a famous writer who has just come back from abroad to attend a party given for him on the occasion of his 50th birthday. She feels that she cannot go back to her former lover and soon after finds out that her young lover is unfaithful to their love. She then knows that she is alone and realizes the truth of the words: "I believe in the carnal desire and in the irremediable loneliness of man!".
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Original title Gertrud
Danish title Gertrud
Director Carl Th. Dreyer
Screenplay Carl Th. Dreyer
Based on Efter skuespil af Hjalmar Söderberg (1906, da. 1967).</p><p>Læs <a href="http://issuu.com/dreyer/docs/gertrud01/1?e=1071908/5168281">Carl Th. Dreyers manuskript til 'Gertrud'</a></p>
Director of Photography Henning Bendtsen
Editor Edith Schlüssel
Sound Knud Kristensen
Composer Jørgen Jersild
Production designer Kai Rasch
Appearance Nina Pens Rode, Bendt Rothe, Ebbe Rode, Baard Owe
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut, Film-Centralen-Palladium
International sales
Technical info 3240 meter, 35 mm, 1,66:1 Widescreen, Black/white, Sound
Danish theatrical release 01.01.1965
Cinemas Dagmar Urpremiere på Le Studio Médicis i Paris 18.12. 1964
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7
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Production company
Executive Producer Palladium
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut, Film-Centralen-Palladium


Direction Carl Th. Dreyer
Assistant director Jens Ravn
Assistant director Solveig Ersgaard


Script Carl Th. Dreyer
Poems Grethe Risbjerg Thomsen


Executive producer Niels Jørgen Nielsen
Production manager John Hilbard
Production manager Erik Overbye


Cinematography Henning Bendtsen
Camera assistant Arne Abrahamsen


Stills Else Kjær

Electrical dept.

Electrical dept. Ove Hansen


Editing Edith Schlüssel


Music Jørgen Jersild
Singing Gurli Plesner
Orchestra Danske Kvartet, den

Production design

Production design Kai Rasch
Set dresser Willy Berg Hansen


Costume on set Berit Nykjær
Men's costumes M.G. Rasmussen
Gertrud's costumes Fabielle


Makeup Bodil Overbye


Sound Knud Kristensen
Sound assistant Otto Borella
Music recording Peter Willemoes


Gertrud Nina Pens Rode
Gustav Kanning Bendt Rothe
Gabriel Lidman Ebbe Rode
Erland Jansson Baard Owe
Axel Nygren Axel Strøbye
Appearance Anna Malberg
Appearance Edouard Mielche
Kannings husholderske Vera Gebuhr
Appearance Karl Gustav Ahlefeldt
Appearance William Knoblauch
Student Lars Knutzon
Appearance Valsø Holm
Appearance Carl Johan Hviid

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Festival screenings

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Festival Festival date
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2003-04-05
Valladolid International Film Festival 1985-10-26
Goa - Int. Film Festival of India 1983-01-03
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.
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