Pręsidenten (The President)
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Pręsidenten (The President)
This convoluted, flashback-filled melodrama, the first film of director Carl Dreyer, introduces Karl Victor von Sendlingen (Halvard Hoff), President of the Court in his Danish town, as a man haunted by his oath to his father (Elith Pio), never to marry a commoner. Although he falls in love with his niece's governess Hermine Lippert (Betty Kirkebye), he deserts her when she becomes pregnant. Many years later, von Sendlingen discovers that his daughter, Victorine Lippert (Olga Raphael-Linden) is on trial for having murdered her baby. The innocent Victorine, who was herself seduced and… More

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"Dreyer's first film is a painterly tale of sins repeated and injustices perpetuated"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
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