The Passion of Joan of Arc

"Excellent"

The Passion of Joan of Arc Review


A silent classic, Carl Dreyer was using modern cinema tricks decades before his contemporaries. The tale of the trial and burning at the stage of Joan of Arc in 1400s Inquisition-era France, the highlights here are Maria Falconetti's anguished portrayal of the saint, a thankless role that earned her no acclaim at the time. But Falconetti burns (no pun intended) as the tortured young woman -- if only the rest of the movie could keep up with her and the cinematography.

Aka La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc.



The Passion of Joan of Arc

Facts and Figures

Run time: 114 mins

In Theaters: Thursday 25th October 1928

Distributed by: Criterion Collection

Production compaines: Société générale des films

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Fresh: 37 Rotten: 1

IMDB: 8.3 / 10

Cast & Crew

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Starring: as Jeanne d'Arc, as Évêque Pierre Cauchon, André Berley as Jean d'Estivet, as Jean Massieu, Jean d'Yd as Guillaume Evrard, as Jean Beaupère, as Juge, Jacques Arnna as Juge, Alexandre Mihalesco as Juge, Léon Larive as Juge, as Nicolas Loyseleur

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