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The Seventh Age

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Director
Torben Anton Svendsen

Release
1947

Country
Denmark

Other titles
De gamle (DK)
L'Age de repos (FR)
Die Alten (DE)

Category
Dokumentarfilm

Running time 
16 min.

Technical data
35 mm - 1,37:1 - b/w - sound

About the movie

/The Seventh Age

The laws governing old age pensions in Denmark have recently been consolidated, and the rates of pensions improved. The film opens with visits to typical old age pensioners living independently. We pay a visit to a typical block of low-rent flats, built specially for old people who can care for themselves. Special places are provided for those who can no longer live alone without attention. We see the famous De Gamles By (The Old People's Village), which has been criticised on a number of counts, yet which has certain amenities provided by few other such places. We then visit a number of old people's homes, including a small one in a village, one of the most modern homes in Denmark in the prosperous Copenhagen suburb of Gentofte, and a typical average home.

Credits

/The Seventh Age

Production company Palladium for Ministeriernes Filmudvalg og Arbejds- og Socialministeriet
Distributor  Udenrigsministeriets Pressebureau
Release date and place: 22.4.1947 / Palladium (presentation for invited audience)


Directed by 

Torben Anton Svendsen  Director 


Screenplay

Carl Th. Dreyer  Screenwriter 
Torben Anton Svendsen Screenwriter


Produced by

Arthur Elton  Production Manager


Cinematography by 

Karl Andersson  Director of Photography


Sound by

Erik Rasmussen  Sound 


Music by 

Emil Reesen  Composer


Speak

Aksel Dahlerup  
Ralph Elton  English version
Susanne Palsbo English version
Francois Coustère  French version
Therése Camos French version
         

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