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The Passion of Joan of Arc

The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

A classic of the silent age, this film tells the story of the doomed but ultimately canonized 15th-century teenage warrior. On trial for claiming she'd spoken to God, Jeanne d'Arc is subjected to inhumane treatment and scare tactics at the hands of church court officials. Initially bullied into changing her story, Jeanne eventually opts for what she sees as the truth. Her punishment, a famously brutal execution, earns her perpetual martyrdom.

Plot Keywords: judge, woman martyr, heresy, court case, suffering, sentence, torture chamber, religion, trial, saint, martyrdom, dove, silent film, catholicism, martyr, joan of arc, forgery, judiciary, 15th century, burning at stake, holy communion, bloodletting

Original TitleLa passion de Jeanne d'Arc
DirectorCarl Theodor Dreyer
WritersCarl Theodor Dreyer, Joseph Delteil
Production CompanySociété générale des films
Production CountryFrance
Spoken LanguageNo Language

Alternate Titles

Die Passion der Jungfrau von Orléans
Die Passion Johanna von Orléans
A Paixão de Joana d'Arc
Johanna von Orléans
Jeanne d'Arcs lidelse og død
Страсти Жанны д'Арк
La passione di Giovanna d'Arco