The Jesus film

For more than 30 years, up to the time of his death, Dreyer intensely worked on his Jesus film. He had completed a script as early as 1950. A contract Dreyer signed with a wealthy American, Blevins Davis, who agreed to produce the film, proved fatal. The Jesus film was never realised.

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The only Jesus Dreyer ever put on screen was in 'Leaves from Satan's Book'.

The script

Carl Th. Dreyer's script in English: Jesus of Nazareth

The articles

Dreyer’s Jesus – A Jew Among Jews by Lisbeth Nannestad-Jørgensen (1989).
The Slighted Prophet by Lisbeth Nannestad-Jørgensen (1989).
Life is truly a miracle by Jes Nysten.
An Unrealised Lifelong Dream by Jes Nysten (2010).

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