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Water from the Land

vandetpaalandet02

Director
Carl Th. Dreyer

Release
1946

Country
Denmark

Other titles
Vandet paa Landet (DK - original title)
Brøndfilmen (arbejdstitel)

Category
Documentary

Running time 
14 min.

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

About the movie

/Water from the Land

Sharply critical film about rural water pollution in the Jutland countryside district of medical officer Jens Jensen. Situations of everyday water use are illustrated by graphic representations of a well and surrounding soil layers. A new well is correctly constructed in the farmyard.

The Farming Organisations, but above all the National Board of Health, killed the film because of its critical (read: realistic) depiction of water-well conditions in the country.

Credits

/Water from the Land

Production company Preben Frank Film for Dansk Kulturfilm
Release date and place Never released


Directed by

Carl Th. Dreyer  Director
Mogens Skot-Hansen Director of Speakers


Screenplay

Carl Th. Dreyer  Screenwriter 


Produced by

Mogens Skot-Hansen  Production Manager 


Cinematography by

Preben Frank  Director of Photography
Erik Ole Olsen Camera Operator


Editing by

Edith Schlüssel  Editor


Music by 

Poul Schierbeck Composer


Others

Jens Jensen  Expert - District Medical Officer
C.H.V. Pape Ekspert - Graduate Engineer


Cast

Gunnar Lemvigh Speaker
Asbjørn Andersen Speaker
Henrik Malberg Speaker

         

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