Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, History
In 1431, Jeanne d'Arc is placed on trial on charges of heresy. The ecclesiastical jurists attempt to force Jeanne to recant her claims of holy visions.
This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #62.
I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, nothing but the truth.
The soldiers wear helmets with modern chin strap fasteners (likely WW1 British infantry helmets). Those helmets could be a deliberate anachronism though.
Around 1950 a French film historian, Lo Duca, discovered the second negative in the vaults of Gaumont Studios, in pristine condition. Sadly, he created his own version, changing the original and including a score that was a montage of Albinoni, Vivaldi, and other Baroque composers. Intertitles were done away with and replaced with subtitles, and the film opens in a voice-over. Dreyer was horrified and disowned Duca's version.
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