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The Passion of Joan of Arc(La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc)

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France · 1928
1h 54m
Director Carl Theodor Dreyer
Starring Maria Falconetti, Eugène Silvain, André Berley, Maurice Schutz
Genre Drama, History

On trial for claiming she'd spoken to God, the doomed but ultimately canonized 15th-century teenage warrior Joan of Arc is subjected to inhumane treatment, scare tactics, and execution at the hands of church court officials in this influential silent classic known for its use of close-ups.

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Truly a story told through facial expressions. A really exciting moment in film history showing the realized power of the human expressions and how they carry a narrative.

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