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The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

La passion de Jeanne d'Arc (original title)
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In 1431, Jeanne d'Arc is placed on trial on charges of heresy. The ecclesiastical jurists attempt to force Jeanne to recant her claims of holy visions.

Director:

Carl Theodor Dreyer (as Carl Th. Dreyer)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Maria Falconetti ... Jeanne d'Arc (as Melle Falconetti)
Eugene Silvain ... Évêque Pierre Cauchon (Bishop Pierre Cauchon) (as Eugène Silvain)
André Berley ... Jean d'Estivet
Maurice Schutz ... Nicolas Loyseleur
Antonin Artaud ... Jean Massieu
Michel Simon ... Jean Lemaître
Jean d'Yd Jean d'Yd ... Guillaume Evrard
Louis Ravet Louis Ravet ... Jean Beaupère (as Ravet)
Armand Lurville Armand Lurville ... Juge (Judge) (as André Lurville)
Jacques Arnna Jacques Arnna ... Juge (Judge)
Alexandre Mihalesco ... Juge (Judge)
Léon Larive Léon Larive ... Juge (Judge)
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Storyline

Giovanna is taken to the Inquisition court. . After the accusation of blasphemy continues to pray in ecstasy . A friar thinks that Giovanna is a saint, but is taken away by the soldiers. Giovanna sees a cross in the shadow and feels comforted. She is not considered a daughter of God but a daughter of the devil and is sentenced to torture. Giovanna D 'Arco says that even if she dies she will not deny anything. The eyes are twisted by terror in front of the torture wheel and faint. Giovanna is taken to a bed where they are bleeding. Giovanna feels that she is about to die and asks to be buried in a consecrated area. Giovanna burns at the stake while devoted ladies cry. Written by luigicavaliere

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Trivia

Selected by the Vatican in the "religion" category of its list of 45 "great films." See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the film when two rocks are thrown through what is supposed to be a leaded glass window it is clear from the way it breaks that it is just a regular pane of glass with lines drawn on it to simulate leaded glass. See more »

Quotes

Jeanne d'Arc: To save France - it's why I was born.
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Alternate Versions

In the 1930's a one hour synchronized sound version was re-issued under the name "The Immortal Saint" using David Ross as a narrator to replace inter-titles. See more »

Connections

Featured in 1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Voices of Light
Written by Richard Einhorn
The score used in the 1995 version
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Overwhelming Masterpiece...
11 May 2020 | by XstalSee all my reviews

I'm not sure what's more overwhelming in this film: the incredible cinematography, the phenomenal acting, the stupendous soundtrack, the fact it was made in 1928 and has stood the test of time so well or the despicable, unspeakable, hideous evil perpetrated by those in authority in the name of?


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Country:

France

Language:

None | French

Release Date:

25 October 1928 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Passion of Joan of Arc See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,408, 26 November 2017

Gross USA:

$21,877

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,877
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (1952 re-release) | (restored DVD) | (DVD) | (Blu-ray) | (synchronized sound reissue)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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