Part history lesson followed by re-enactments with actors, this film depicts the history of witchcraft from its earliest days through to the present day (in this case,1922 or thereabouts). The result is a documentary-like film that must be among the first to use re-enactments as a visual and narrative tool. From pagan worship to satanic rites to hysteria, the film takes you on a journey through the ages with highly effective visual sequences.
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Director: Benjamin Christensen
Cast: Benjamin Christensen, Elisabeth Christensen, Maren Pedersen, Astrid Holm, Karen Winther, Edla Hansen
Language: Swedish, Danish
Subtitle Language: English