On January 25, 1897, a tragedy struck the west coast. The crew of the lifeboat, "Liløre", perished in the stormy weather while carrying out a courageous maneuver. It was and still is the worst fatal accident in the history of the life-saving service. The funeral of the twelve who died was carried out as a large-scale and solemn ceremony. The nationally renowned minister, Carl Moe, who later became the leader of the Inner Mission, took charge of sprinkling earth on the coffins. There were, in point of fact, great expectations with regard to his eulogy, inasmuch as Moe's sermons in Harboøre had, over the course of several years, prophesied retribution and everlasting torments for the infidels and eternal life for the converted, the holy ones. The catastrophe in Harboøre and Carl Moe were hot topics for the nation's newspapers. Among others, Herman Bang issued animated reports from "death's beach". »Children of God« plays itself out in a historic epoch with great emotions, tragedies, conflicts and strong beliefs. A film about a society in transformation, a fragment of Denmark's history, as viewed from Western Jutland.
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