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Thorvaldsen

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Director
Carl Th. Dreyer

Release
1948

Country
Denmark

Category
Documentary

Running time 
11 min.

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

About the movie

/Thorvaldsen

A portrait of some of the most famous works by the great Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844). Dreyer uses close-ups of Thorvaldsen's reliefs and sculptures and lingers on the essential details of human anatomy.

Credits

/Thorvaldsen

Production company Preben Frank Film og Dansk Film Co. for Dansk Kulturfilm
Distributor Statens Filmcentral
Release date and place 26.1.1949 / Palladium (presentation)
20.4.1949 / Scala (shown as a short in connection with the screening of "Safari på liv og død" / "The Macomber Affair")


Directed by

Carl Th. Dreyer  Director 
Preben Frank Director


Screenplay

Carl Th. Dreyer Screenwriter


Produced by

Ib Koch-Olsen  Production Manager 


Cinematography by

Preben Frank  Director of Photography


Editing by

Preben Frank  Editor


Music by 

Svend Erik Tarp Composer 
Erik Tuxen Conductor


Others

Sigurd Schultz  Expert - Art Historian


Cast

Ib Koch-Olsen Speaker - Danish version
Therése Camos Speaker - French version
Karl Striebeck Speaker - German version
Dudley Platt Speaker - English version
         

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