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 Title||La passion de Jeanne d'Arc|
|Director||Carl Theodor Dreyer|
|Writers||Carl Theodor Dreyer, Joseph Delteil|
|Production Company||Société générale des films|
|Spoken Language||No Language|