The Danish Village Church

Carl Th. Dreyer, Denmark, 1947

14 min.DK/Documentary

The history of Danish country church architecture is told by showing scenes of how the church was used by the congregation, beginning with the celebration of mass in a small and simple wooden church 800 years ago, and ending with the congregation singing in a village church of to-day. The development and the growth of the pattern of church architecture is shown.
Basic information Credits
Original title Landsbykirken
Danish title Landsbykirken
International titles Les églises de village au Danemark, Die dänische Dorfkirche
Keywords Architecture, Churches, Village churches, Church service, Church history, 1940-1949
Director Carl Th. Dreyer
Screenplay Carl Th. Dreyer, Bernhard Jensen
Director of Photography Preben Frank
Sound Hans Olsson
Composer Svend Erik Tarp
Production designer Carlo Jacobsen
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral, Udenrigsministeriets Pressebureau
Technical info 384 meter, 35 mm, 1,37:1 Academy, Black/white, Silent
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Production company Preben Frank Film
Commissioned by Dansk Kulturfilm
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral, Udenrigsministeriets Pressebureau


Direction Carl Th. Dreyer


Script Carl Th. Dreyer
Script Bernhard Jensen
Comments Ib Koch-Olsen


Cinematography Preben Frank


Music Svend Erik Tarp
Conductor Erik Tuxen

Production design

Production design Carlo Jacobsen


Sound Hans Olsson

Other credits

Expert: curator Victor Hermansen
Expert: architecture H. Lønborg-Jensen


da. version Ib Koch-Olsen
fr. version Georges Rouquier
ty. version Karl Rowold

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