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From darkness towards light

H.F. Rimmen, Denmark, 1928

63 min.DK/Short fictionDrama, Historical dramaPropaganda films

Spanning three generations, the film depicts life in Copenhagen from the perspective of the working class. The film portrays the development of the city, the new opportunities arising and the improved living conditions created as the welfare state expands.

‘From darkness towards light’ is Denmark’s first-ever Social Democratic propaganda film, and it was part of the election campaign leading up to the local elections in 1929.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Fra Mørke til Lys
Danish title Fra Mørke til Lys
Keywords Social Democratic Party, The, Welfare state, Propaganda, Municipal election, Copenhagen, 1920-1929
Director H.F. Rimmen
Screenplay Hr. Wraa, Frederik Dalgaard
Director of Photography H.F. Rimmen
Appearance Knud Rassow, Marie Dinesen, Edith Norup, Hjalmar Bendtsen
Production country Denmark
Production company Nordisk Films Kompagni, Aktuel Film
Technical info 35 mm, Black/white, Silent
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Companies

Production company Nordisk Films Kompagni, Aktuel Film
Commissioned by Socialdemokratisk Forbund i Danmark

Direction

Direction H.F. Rimmen

Script

Script Hr. Wraa
Script Frederik Dalgaard

Production

Production Richard Lund

Cinematography

Cinematography H.F. Rimmen

Appearance

Lars Hansen, farveriarbejder Knud Rassow
Karen Hansen, Lars' kone Marie Dinesen
Eva, Hansens datter Edith Norup
Fabrikant Gorm Hjalmar Bendtsen
Fru Gorm Frida Budtz Müller
Kaj Gorm Carl Hillebrandt
Max Gorm Paul Rohde
Olga Gorm Kiss Bendtsen

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