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Häxan (1922)

imdb rating7.7Rotten Tomatoes rating91%
Grave robbing, torture, possessed nuns, and a satanic Sabbath: Benjamin Christensen's legendary film uses a series of dramatic vignettes to explore the scientific hypothesis that the witches of the Middle Ages suffered the same hysteria as turn-of-the-century psychiatric patients. But the film itself is far from serious-- instead it's a witches' brew of the scary, gross, and darkly humorous.

Director

portraitBenjamin Christensen

Cast

portraitMaren Pedersen - The Witch
portraitElith Pio - The Young Monk
portraitOscar Stribolt - The Fat Monk
portraitClara Pontoppidan - The Nun
portraitTora Teje - The Modern Hysteric and Kleptomaniac
portraitBenjamin Christensen - The Devil
portraitJohn Andersen - Chief Inquisitor
portraitPoul Reumert - Jeweler
portraitKate Fabian - Old Maid
portraitElse Vermehren - Nun
portraitAstrid Holm - Anna
portraitJohannes Skov Andersen - Witch Judge
portraitGerda Madsen - Nun
portraitAage Hertel - Witch Judge
portraitIb Schønberg - Witch Judge
portraitEmmy Schønfeld - Marie the Seamstress
portraitFrederik Christensen - Citizen
portraitElla La Cour - Magician
portraitElisabeth Christensen - Older Farm Lady
portraitHenry Seemann - Citizen
portraitAlice O'Fredericks - Nun
portraitKnud Rassow - Anatomen
portraitEllen Rassow - Maid
portraitHolst Jørgensen - Ole Kighul
portraitH.C. Nielsen - Jeweler's Assistant
portraitAlbrecht Schmidt - Neurologist
portraitKarina Bell - Nun (uncredited)
portraitKaren Winther - Anna
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